Traditional Islamic Papermaking

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Traditional Islamic Papermaking


Radha Pandey gives an in depth presentation and demonstration on Islamic Papermaking using traditional Islamic world papermaking techniques including sheetforming, couching, and vat set-up using Islamic papermaking equipment along with traditional fiber preparation in Islamic papermaking. There will be time for Q&A with hands-on samples of traditional Islamic papers from India, dye-stuffs and tools used for burnishing and sheetforming.
Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied Letterpress printing, Bookbinding, and Papermaking. Her studies focused on Western, Eastern and Islamic Papermaking techniques. Her artist’s books are held in 35 public collections including the Library of Congress and Yale University.



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