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  • hamburgerbuntpapier_de
    It is nor just the general public or the masses (I like that expression, Milena!) with deficites in knowledge about decorated paper. You cannot imagine the
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 20, 2004
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      It is nor just the general public or "the masses" (I like that expression, Milena!) with
      deficites in knowledge about decorated paper. You cannot imagine the rubbish that is
      poured into my ears even by some master bookbinders and even by some university
      trained restorers!
      Fact is, decorated paper making is what's called in German an Orchideenfach - orchid
      subject. Rare, beautiful, elusive, and dealt with only by a small number of dedicated real
      and a somewhat bigger group of self appointed specialists. The general public has no real
      chance to know more about it because of the rarity. Have mercy on them. Plus, it's money
      that makes the world go round, not beauty.
      As a restorer, I have seen and worked with paper, decorated and otherwise, from 5
      centuries. First class work was then as rare as it is now. That is an integral part of
      decorated paper making. Without this aspect, I doubt that decorated paper would be what
      it is now.

      Susanne Krause
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