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rag paper

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Paper made from rags of cotton or linen. The general process of making rag paper involves boiling, shredding, and beating the rags to separate the fibers; the resulting smooth pulp is run over a fine screen in a thin layer and then dried and pressed. Rag paper is considered the finest paper support for paintings and similar works of art.

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paper, rag

rag papers

papier de chiffon

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