Karibari Boards anyone?


I've googled, but come up with very little. Anyone have a link to plans? Thanks.
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No plans, but as far as I can make out, it's a square lattice? Here's one image:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/pressoffice/contact/2001/june/conservation.htm
As far as I can make out, Karibari is the process of applying the paper. The frame seems ot be a simple lattice.
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 23:26:31 -0500, Guess who

Thanks - I've sent them an email to see if they can provide some more information. A local art conservator wants me to build three different sizes for him to repair old maps. He has a couple of old sketches, but I'd like to learn a bit more. For example, should I use rice glue?
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It was somewhere outside Barstow when Guess who

How on earth are they finding green persimmons in Dundee ? I've been after some for ages - the only ones I can find are Israeli and might taste better, but the juice just doesn't work for wood finishing.
Karibari boards are reasonably well documented amongst museum and paper conservation people. They're a simple lightweight flat frame, covered with several layers of Japanese paper (high wet strength) and then varnished with a waterproof varnish. Persimmon juice is used because it's waterproof when exposed to sunlight, which urushi lacquer isn't.
The usual Western introduction to the boards and their use is Webber & Huxtable's paper in "The Paper Conservator" 9 (1985) <http://www.ipc.org.uk/pubjour.html#volume9 (1985)>
You can make a simple one by stretching mylar across a lightweight honeycomb-core door and tacking it down with a staple gun. I'm a barbarian.
A better one (or at least more traditional) can be made from a simple frame covered in a few layers of decent mulberry paper, then shellaced.
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