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Re: [BKARTS] Chinese tea paper



Is this the same stuff that's also called joss (spelling?) papers?
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From: "James Tapley" <JTHANDBOOK@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Chinese tea paper


> you might more easily find it referred to as tea chest paper. it is a
silver
> colored foil attached to a paper backing; the gold version is made by
painting
> the silver over with a yellow tinted varnish.
> it is called tea chest paper because it was used to line tea containers as
a
> form of environment control.
> it also has a use as ritual paper money in traditional chinese funeral
> services.
> you should find it stocked by all large suppliers of Japanese hand made
> papers. i've also found it in large Oriental food stores.
>
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