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5 obsolete forms of paper

As a follow up to our investigation into the realm of obsolete pigments, here is a look at some of the surfaces that those pigments were applied to that have also fallen into obsolescence. This doesn’t mean they have entirely disappeared, as even the most obscure material is likely still sought out by some artists, but these five types of paper are not the stalwarts they once were.


Weighing of the heart of the deceased in the Book on the Dead, written on papyrus (via the British Museum/Wikimedia)

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