Wove paper

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Watercolor on wove paper
MFA# 48.729


Drawing on cream wove paper
MFA3 56.106

A paper cast onto a woven screen made from wire mesh or fabric. When examined in transmitted light, wove paper sometimes shows a characteristic weave impression from the screen pattern. Wove paper differs from Laid paper as there are no laid lines and chains lines visible in transmitted light.

Synonyms and Related Terms

woven paper; papier vélin (Fr.)

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Resources and Citations

  • Bernard Toale, The Art of Papermaking, Davis Publications, Portland OR, 1983
  • D. van der Reyden "Identifying the Real Thing" at www.scmre.org/analysis.htm

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