Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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rice paper

A non-fibrous, delicate, paperlike material made from the pith of the rice paper tree, a small Asiatic tree or shrub, Tetrapanax papyriferum, that is widely cultivated in China and Japan. The pith is cut into a thin layer of ivorylike texture by means of a sharp knife. (17 , 156 )

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