Hanji is Korean traditional handmade paper (PH neutral) made from the inner bark of mulberry trees known in Korea as “Dak”.
Paper mulberry has long fibers and consists of cellulose. Its fibers are strong and don’t rip easily. And also Structure of Hanji is formed by criss-cross of the fiber directions. Hanji’s properties and shape remain intact not just for centuries, but for millennia. Buddhist Dharani Sutra, “Mugujeonggwang Daedaranigyeong”(estimated printing in 706~751) in National Museum of Korea, The Buddhist scripture was made with Hanji 1,300 years ago and is the world’s oldest woodblock print.
Hanji is currently being used in a variety of handicraft arts because its very unique and organic texture. For example, Calligraphies, Drawing, Lanterns, Jars, Wedding Invitations, Dolls, Wallpapers, Gift Wrapping, Decorating, Interior and Exterior Design, Special Books, Scrapbooking and many other things.
Hanji consists of plant fibers that are harmless to the body. Hanji is also eco-friendly since it uses non-wood pulp. It is made from renewable(every year) plant fibers.