These large sheets are actually not paper at all- they are printed, sheer sheets of spun rayon. This makes them extremely strong and durable. They are very sheer and have opaque white prints on a translucent white backing. These are ideal for use in windows, handmade lampshades, scrapbooking, book making, collage- any paper art! The crane pattern features a miniature flock of cranes in flight, The swirl pattern has a traditional Chinese pattern on it; like swirls of smoke or fog in the mountains, The wave pattern has a traditional Chinese pattern on it; similar to wave patterns in traditional wood block prints... Each sheet measures 43x31 inches.