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papier mâché


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papier mâché

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Composite material used for molding objects; made of repulped or pulverized paper and a liquid adhesive binder. May also comprise strips of paper, sometimes reinforced with textiles, stuck together with a wet adhesive, and used to form an object. The object becomes solid when the paste dries; the object may then be sanded, lacquered, and painted. Such objects are very durable; they first developed in Asia and were common in Europe and elsewhere since the 17th century.

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papier-mache

paper-mache

papier-mache

paper-mache

papier-mâché

papier mache

papier mouille

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