The well-known German brand Hahnemühle has designed a special paper for Japanese Sumi-e painting. This is a very absorbent paper, not only ideal for sumi-e or brush painting, but also for the traditional Japanese art of marbling called suminagashi.
Suminagashi is the oldest marbling technique we know. According to several sources on the Internet and in selected books, this technique originated in
Japan and it was already used during the Heian period (794 – 1185). Suminagashi comes from two words, sumi meaning ink and nagashi meaning floating, so