Traditional handmade paper from Korea

Traditional hanji is made in laminated sheets using the “we bal” method, a sheet formation technique, which allows for multi-directional grain. The process of creating hanji also employs “dochim”, a method of pounding finished sheets to compact fibers and lessens ink bleed. More than 6 steps of the manufacturing process deal with mending and preparing the two materials. The scientific name of a mulberry tree is called “Broussonetia kazinoki”, and it is a commonly grown plant in Asia. It grows in the foot of a mountain where it gets a lot of sunlight, and its usual growth height is 3m. In Korean history, people used fiber from mulberry trees to hemp clothes, and they began to use it as the source for paper since Goryeo dynasty. Joseon dynasty, which came after Goryeo, recommended people to grow more mulberry trees.



Hibiscus Manihot usually finishes growing in October. Their roots contain a lot of mucus, a slimy substance that are found in plants, which helps hold the paper together and give viscosity to the bark. “PAMUBE”, made by Hansan Enterprise, is a durable material that’s made from a latex saturated flat base to simulate the look and feel of real leather. Paper leather sheets can be used to die-cut, emboss, print, ink, stitch, paint, watercolor, foil, collage or distress. Whether you wash it or use it in your printer, the paper leather sheets always retain their shape for a wide variety of uses. The use of the paper leather will add dimension and texture to your next card making, gift tags, home décor or sewing project. These sheets are indestructible and can be distressed.


●       Brand Name : PAMUBE
●       CEO : Yoon-Young Moon
●       Email : [email protected]
●       T : + 8243-882-2880