Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Where to get Hanji supplies?"......

I've had many people write and ask me, "Where do I get my Hanji  supplies?". 


Well when I visit Seoul I always head to a shop called Ilsindang in Insadong. I'm not advertising and I don't get any remuneration for this information but it's just a place that I find convenient to get to when I'm visiting Seoul. It's a little difficult to find as it's upstairs and not so visible from the street.  If you can find Starbucks then there's a sign on the building on the opposite side of the road. 

Take the stairs up to the 2nd floor and you'll come to a door that looks like this.



Inside is an Alladdin's cave of hanji papers, hardware, glues, varnishes, lamps, kits, paint brushes, and calligraphy brushes.  I usually need about 3 visits before I'm satisfied that I've checked everything out and bought more than I immediately need. 





IF ANYONE KNOWS OF OTHER PLACES WITH THE SAME RANGE OF PRODUCTS THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW EITHER THROUGH THE BLOG OR BY MY PERSONAL EMAIL.


DOES ANYONE KNOW A GOOD PLACE IN Pusan?

As I don't live in Korea anymore I have to rely on doing online shopping for my Hanji supplies. There are a couple of websites where you can buy papers and kits, they are all in Korean so unless your Korean is good you'll need to get a Korean friend to translate and do the ordering for you..

I've successfully bought supplies through these websites.

Yesarang -  Paper and kits (cut out paper in the kits)
 Ilsindang  - Paper & Kits (no paper in the kits)
 Alrong -     Paper only

ONCE AGAIN IF ANYONE KNOWS ANY OTHER WEBSITES AND PARTICULARLY ANY IN ENGLISH I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

I HOPE THIS HAS BEEN HELPFUL.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this information! The official Korean tourist site lists a shop called Hanji People in Insadong. Have you ever been there? It says they provide classes and kits so my 12 year old daughter and I would love to take a class while we are living in Seoul. We are just now learning about hanji and Korean paper crafts.

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  2. No I haven't been to this shop but I have read about it as well. It would be a good introduction to Hanji. All the best in your discovery of Hanji.

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  3. Do you know any place that sells decoupage papers& supplies in Korea?

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  4. No sorry but you could ask around in the Insadong area if you happen to be there.

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