A Garden of Papermaking Plants


Lecture by Elaine Koretsky

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This lecture, given at the Friends of Dard Hunter Meeting in Kona, Hawaii in 2008, deals with plants collected and grown in Elaine's garden. She describes 22 plants, illustrated in vivid images. She names each plant botanically, classifies the it according to the nature of the fiber, provides the common name, and describes how it is used in traditional papermaking. The plants include woody bast, herbaceous bast, woody grass, herbaceous grass, leaf fibers, root fiber, seed hair fiber, pith and papyrus. Running time: 22 minutes. 2008.
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