Korean Traditional Paper Accepted by Italy’s World Heritage Restoration Agency
(Korea Bizwire) — Jeonju hanji, a Korean traditional paper made from the inner bark of mulberry trees, will be used in Italy as an official material to restore world heritage artifacts.
The Central Institute for the Restoration and Conservation of Archival and Library Heritage in Rome accepted the use of Jeonju hanji as a restoration material after it passed the authorization test, involving meticulous assessment of the substance, acidity, the consistency of textile composition across the entire sheet of paper, durability, thickness, and resistance to coloring.
Winning Italy’s trust to be used as a restorative material for the world’s best restoration agency recognizes the material’s world-class quality.
Previously, Italy has been using domestic paper as well as Japanese traditional paper for restoration.
Now, Korean paper has been growing in prominence since 2016 to put up a challenge.