Coniferous wood pulp in traditional Korean paper between the 15th and 18th centuries AD

Yum, Hyejung, Singer, Brian and Bacon, Anne (2009) Coniferous wood pulp in traditional Korean paper between the 15th and 18th centuries AD. Archaeometry, 51 (3). pp. 467-479. ISSN 0003-813X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2008.00448.x

Abstract

One hundred and sixty-nine fibre samples from books in the Korean collection and 68 samples from books in the Japanese collection at the British Library were analysed. A further 15 samples of Korean paper from a private collection were also examined. The analysis confirmed that most of the papers contained mulberry species ( Moraceae family) as the main papermaking material, and other materials, such as hemp, rice straw and reed, which have been commonly known as supplements to traditional Korean papermaking. However, 15 Korean papers and one Japanese paper dating between ad 1498 and 1798 appeared to include coniferous wood fibres. This substantial find supports a previous single find of a coniferous wood fibre in Korean paper. The dates of most of these papers containing wood fibres precede the use of wood pulps in European paper

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 11:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1841

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