Hanji Fashion Show - Seattle/Tacoma 2014
July 30th and August 2nd Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosted a unique Hanji fashion show held at the Seattle Asian Museum (a co-sponsor) and at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Hanji is an ancient Korean paper making technique that produces a high quality paper that has been used and sought after through the ages for its durabilty, aesthetic qualtiy and versality. Korean Hanji producers, artists and fashion designers have come together to develop a Hanji product that can be used as fabric to produce a variety of clothing apparel. Two Hanji fashion shows were put on at the Seattle Asian Museum on July 30th and at the Tacoma Museum of Glass on August 2nd. They were both sold out events and was well received by all who attended. This was a wonderful cultural exchange showcasing the vitality of Korean culture as it adapts ancient cultural paper making methods to modern day practical application.