Papermaking processes were first documented during the Eastern Han period (25-220 CE). However, the earliest piece of paper found dates from 179-41 BCE.
Korean papermaking was started not long after the process was invented in China. Traditional Hanji is made from the inner bark of Paper Mulberry. This plant was used as a source material for paper all over the Eastern Asia.
Once renowned in Asia for its durability and versatility, traditional Korean paper called Hanji is now produced only in a handful of rural paper mills. But Korean-American artist Aimee Lee is dedicated to carrying on the 2,000-year old tradition through her artwork and teaching.
Aimee Lee lectures and and teaches worskhops on the traditional Korean paper. She also published an award-winning book Hanji Unfurled.
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