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Korean Cultural Centre presents Hanji Impression, an exhibition introducing Hanji to India. By Korean and Indian artists Park Yeo Sang and Sharmi Chowdhury who use Hanji as the base for their artistic interpretations.

Hanji literally means ‘the paper of Korea’. The main material is the fibrous skin of the mulberry.

Hanji is not simply paper. It is used in a variety of ways, and has a different name according to its use. If it is glued on a door it is called a window paper. Its copy paper if it is used for a family registry book, Buddhist sutra or old books, while it becomes drawing paper. If four gracious plants or birds are drawn upon it.

As a part of exhibition, workshops on Hanji making, Hanji book making and Hanji calendar making will also take place on January 15 (11am -12.30pm and 2.30 pm - 4pm), January 23 (10 -11.30 am and 12 - 1.30 pm) January 27-28 (10-11.30am) with school students and interested children) respectively.

Indian and Korean artists namely Park Yeo-Sang and Sharmi Chowdhury  who uses Hanji as the base for their artistic interpretations believes,  “Even with changing times and the dominance of smartphones and digital culture, nothing can completely replace paper. As a medium of expressing emotions, we hope that hanji undergoes a transformation at the hands of the artists to become a valuable piece of artist.”

When: January 15 - February 5,  Where: Exhibition Hall, Korean Culture Centre , Lajpat Nagar

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