Joomchi is a unique way of making textured and colored handmade paper simply by using water and eager hands. The term originated from the expression "making a Joomoney" (pouch in English.). It creates strong, textural and smooth surfaces. As time goes on, the surface becomes more elegant, like leather. In Korea, paper is part of everyday life. It is made into window shades, oiled for use on the floor and often covers the walls. Before the textile industry blossomed in Korea, Joomchi was used to create clothing and household items as a substitute for fabric.