Halibun is another name for Paper Mulberry. The binomial name for Paper Mulberry is Broussonetia papyrifera.
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Paper Thin As Skin
Great Big Story visits Kochi, Japan to investigate centuries-old techniques for making paper said to be no thicker than human skin, using slender fibers from the mulberry plant to make sheets of washi, or paper. They can be used by museums or libraries ... Studio Daily [ story ]
In the galleries: 'Hard and Soft' juxtaposes the delicate and the durable
The piece is paired with a cyanotype — a blueprint, that is — of the design, printed on mulberry paper. Here are two versions of the same image, made of (or on) two forms of wood. Thea Gregorius, the show's only out-of-towner, also employs paper. Washington Post [ story ]