Saturday, December 19, 2009
This is a video I had made for my lectures but only now got around to uploading. It's a quick view of four different Korean papermakers using the traditional webal technique of forming sheets to make hanji. I had all the rest of my videos on Vimeo but decided today to go back to my YouTube channel and add them there as well. In the process, I found this video about a mill in Jeonju that I had visited twice in Korea. It's in a tourist location and they use a half-mechanized system of making sheets in the ssangbal technique (what is used in Japanese papermaking), but the information is still relevant.
The old videos are of a master papermaker in the south of Korea, a screen maker (this is actually worth a peek b/c I added more subtitles and info), and me.