I took a Korean papermaking class from artist, Aimee Lee, at the Morgan this weekend. Hanji is a little-known papermaking style outside of Korea. Aimee wrote the first English-language book entitled, Hanji Unfurled published in 2012 after she studied the craft at the feet of various older papermaking masters with the aid of a Fulbright Scholarship. The long-fiber paper is extremely strong and durable which is why books made with the paper have lasted for over 1500 years. She said that Koreans even have car-pulling contests using the paper cording.
My paper cording in the background, and a bracelet Aimee made for me. I know how to make these too!