Korean Paper Weaving Technique

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The process of cording and weaving hanji (Korean handmade paper) by a master weaver, Na Seo Hwan. He is a 3rd-generation master who learned from his father, who learned from his grandfather. He has also developed a more effective and efficient way of cording paper, which is different from the way most paper weavers work. This ancient paper craft, known formally as noyeokgae, still exists in Korea today but the intense labor, time, and strength required for it means that very few masters remain, and even fewer serious disciples.

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Hanji, Korean paper, has a long but often overlooked tradition. This high-quality paper is made from the inner bark of the dak (mulberry) tree, in the countryside where the water supply is clean and abundant. There are many, many stages of papermaking. This video was shot on August 6, 2008 on a site visit to a traditional papermaker who supplies FIDES International with conservation-grade hanji. He has been making paper since he was a teenager, and his is the only surviving mill in a rural village where papermaking used to be plentiful.

To learn more about Korean Paper making and weaving, go to Aimeelee.net

Click here to read a beautiful account by artist Aimee Lee of her apprenticeship with Na Seo-hwan.

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Murray Carter – Portrait of a Bladesmith

Murray Carter at his forge.

Murry Carter at his forge.

Murray Carter is one of those rare individuals that was able to figure out early in life that he had a calling and the extraordinary ability to forge a life plan and stick with it.

Murray is a an expert bladesmith in the great tradition of Japanese bladesmiths.   He speaks fluent Japanese and honed his skills working and living as an apprentice bladesmith in Japan starting at the early age of 18 with master bladesmith Mr. Sakimoto Yasiyuki.  Upon completion of his six year apprenticeship he was bestowed the honor of becoming the 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith.

The following video will introduce you to Murray and his work. I contacted his shop and they sent me a few photos to share. Enjoy and be sure to take a closer look at Murray’s masterpieces at CarterCutlery.com.

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Damascus Set

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Damascus Group 1

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Damascus Art

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Removing Heavy Metals from the Body with Cilantro

Coriander or Cilantro - photo by  HitroMilanese

Coriander or Cilantro – photo by HitroMilanese

Some important information to ponder:

Significant mercury deposits in internal organs following the removal of dental amalgam, & development of pre-cancer on the gingiva and the sides of the tongue and their represented organs as a result of inadvertent exposure to strong curing light (used to solidify synthetic dental filling material) & effective treatment: a clinical case report, along with organ representation areas for each tooth.
Omura Y1, Shimotsuura Y, Fukuoka A, Fukuoka H, Nomoto T.

However, these mercury deposits, which commonly occur in such cases, were successfully eliminated by the oral intake of 100 mg tablet of Chinese parsley (Cilantro) 4 times a day.

Continue reading……. Removing Heavy Metals from the Body with Cilantro

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