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RADHA  PANDEY

Chapri Weaving

2015

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Indo-Islamic Papermaking utilizes a flexible mould surface very similar to that of Japanese and Korean papermaking traditions. This was traditionally made using hollow reeds and grasses growing by river banks, and were woven using horse hair. For the purposes of a primary research experiment, I decided to use store-bought bamboo skewers drawn down to a particular diameter to weave a chapri. This was then further simplified to make a student-grade version of the screens for class use.