Sheet with fibres, 112 x 79,5 cm, one side polished, 77g, lime green
Korean paper or hanji is the name of traditional handmade paper from Korea. Hanji is made from the inner bark of Paper Mulberry, a tree native to Korea that grows well on its rocky mountainsides. The formation aid crucial to making hanji is the mucilage that oozes from the roots of Hibiscus Manihot. This substance helps suspend the individual fibers in water. These methods are similar to those used in Japan to make Washi but differ in sheet formation techniques (traditional hanji is made in laminated sheets using a method, which allows for multi-directional grain) and calendering (method of pounding finished sheets to compact fibers and lessen ink bleed).