Why Hanji (Korean Paper) Is So Expensive | So Expensive | Insider Business

Hanji is traditional Korean paper made by hand, one sheet at a time. Artisans turn the weblike fibers of paper-mulberry trees into paper that can last for thousands of years. The most expensive Hanji costs over $22 per sheet. But despite Hanji’s quality, demand is in decline. And profits are dwindling for the few remaining workshops.

0:00 Intro
0:40 Cleaning mulberry fibers
1:43 Pulverizing fibers into pulp
2:08 Paper sheet forming
4:43 Drying sheets of Hanji
6:00 Declining demand

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