A fine carbohydrate powder made from ground rice grains obtained from Oryzo sativa grass. Rice flour contains both gluten and starch. Rice flour paste has been mentioned in historic reference for paper restoration, however, it is no longer in use because it is susceptible to attack by microorganisms and is difficult to remove.
Synonyms and Related Terms
rice powder; harina de arroz (Esp.); farine de riz (Fr.); farina di riso (It)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989