A Switch of Twisted Paper Twine: Many Strands
early twentieth century
This is a group of long, individual strands of twined, recycled paper, each length of which has been twisted into a durable cord.
Japanese paper is made of very long bast fibers so the paper is more like a non-woven fabric than the brittle cellulose paper we use in the West. Therefore, Japanese paper is quite strong and durable, which is why strings such as these are so useful.
A beautiful object, both collectible and handy.