Thursday, March 23, 2017

Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper

Domino papers were single sheets of paper printed by the Dominotiers in France during the 18th century. 

The original purpose was to line trunks and books.

 Usually a single sheet made with a woodblock technique and stencils.

 The intricate and colorful patterns gradually made it onto walls as an inexpensive and available form of decoration. 

The patterns are amazing as some have been preserved in the Smithsonian museum for display. A little history lesson on wallpaper for this week! Follow us on instagram @bridgetbeari every Wednesday for #wallpaperwednesday

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