Cho Kyung-wha Dakpaper Doll Workshop (조경화 닥종이 공방)
At the Cho Kyung-wha Dak Paper Doll Workshop, visitors can learn about and experience the charms of hanji, or traditional handmade paper. The soft yet durable paper is crafted using a labor-intensive, 10-step process and is often utilized in the production of traditional Korean crafts. Among them include artwork, housewares, and dak (referring to the Korean Mulberry tree from which the paper materials come from) paper dolls, in which the workshop specializes. Generally illustrating some sort of aspect related to childhood in Korea, these dolls are cherished by all ages. A wide variety of them – crafted by masters and craftsmen – are beautifully displayed in the workshop, with some of the most noteworthy depicting 1960s Korea. The workshop also provides daily activities as well as a 12-week program where visitors can learn more about the handicraft and even try their hand at making their own hanji doll.