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Re: [BKARTS] Chinese tea paper

I have always heard it called "tea chest paper" because it was used to
line wooden chests that were used to ship tea from the orient.
The paper was a thin tissue to which a thin layer of metal was applied and
coated with some type of varnish, lacquer or shellac.
It was a sandwich of metal foil and paper similar to the paper/ foil
material that used to wrap sticks of gum.

New York Central Art Supply used to have a good supply of it.
http://www.nycentralart.com/ [ http://www.nycentralart.com/ ]home_bground

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