Last week’s flick by Aimee Lee showed the process of making Korean handmade paper (hanji). Today’s video, also by Lee, shows one of the end uses of hanji.
From the accompanying text on Vimeo:
The process of cording and weaving hanji (Korean handmade paper) by a master weaver, Na Seo Hwan. He is a 3rd-generation master who learned from his father, who learned from his grandfather. He has also developed a more effective and efficient way of cording paper, which is different from the way most paper weavers work. This ancient paper craft, known formally as noyeokgae, still exists in Korea today but the intense labor, time, and strength required for it means that very few masters remain, and even fewer serious disciples.
For another type of paper weaving, you may want to check out Helen Hiebert’s on-line course, Weaving Through Winter. The first lesson was posted yesterday, but you might still be able to join and spend the week-end catching up.