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Folding Shoji Screens

Historically shoji folding screens originated in China. Types of folding vary according to purpose of use. For instance, small two panel folding screens were employed during tea ceremonies, while larger, golden - leaf screens with up to eight folds served as backdrops for dancing.

In later times lightweight and flexible shoji folding screens, floor screens, and room dividers were introduced in order to make transportation easier. A lightweight but strong core was produced with a wooden lattice of a stable wood covered with multiple layers of rice paper handcrafted in a particular sequence and resembling a "karibari" or Japanese drying screen.

A selection of discount folding screens and room partitions in decorative styles can be seen at Home Decorators such as the one below starting at $79.00.

Folding Screen

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