Calico paper

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A smooth decorative paper with a colorful pattern printed on one side. Calico paper, first used in the 18th century, was often embossed with a linen finish.

Synonyms and Related Terms

chintz paper


  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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