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These baskets are handmade from 100% recycled paper by artisans at Best Before in Paris. Corinne Muller and Piotr Oleszkowicz from Best Before breathe new life into the ancient Korean craft of paper weaving and knotting.

Flat strips of paper are rolled into strong cords that are then used for turning into beautiful baskets. I found this great video by Aimee Lee; it shows master weaver Na Seo Hwan at work using the traditional Korean Jiseung method.

Aimee Lee is an artist and papermaker who specialises in Korean handmade paper (Hanji). Her research on Korean hand papermaking and weaving is truly enlightening so be sure to take a look.

(Top image by Aimee Lee. All other images courtesy of Best Before.)

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