No plans, but as far as I can make out, it's a square lattice? Here's
As far as I can make out, Karibari is the process of applying the
paper. The frame seems ot be a simple lattice.
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
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
The usual Western introduction to the boards and their use is
Webber & Huxtable's paper in "The Paper Conservator" 9 (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
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
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