urauchi 裏打
KEY WORD : art history /paintings
A technique use to line or back a piece of paper or fabric. Generally, a strong piece of Japanese paper *washi 和紙 is pasted over the entire backside of the paper or fabric. Kouzo 楮 (paper mulberry; broussonetia kajinoki 梶の木, see *choshi 楮紙) is always used for the paste. After the backing paper is pasted onto the main paper or fabric, the whole is dampened again and posted on a drying board so that both dry flat and taut, with minimal shrinkage.


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