Making Very Large Sheets of Paper in China

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Narration and Production by Elaine Koretsky

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In 2007, Elaine and Sidney Koretsky traveled to Anhui Province, China, and quite serendipitously stumbled upon a workshop making very large sheets of paper, measuring nearly 10 feet by 23 feet. The feat of making such a large sheet of paper is vividly depicted in the film and is enhanced by a sequence of slow motion videography. The fibers, cooking, beating, sheet formation, pressing, and drying are all meticulously described. The large sheet observed was xuanzhi, the finest paper made in China for hundreds of years and used for fine calligraphy and ink brush painting, displayed in large public spaces. Running time: 20 minutes. 2007.
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