How far back can paper mache be documented?

I was curious if you happen to have an idea where the first example of paper mache was used in history?

Ohh, good question! It is thought to have originated in China, and examples have been found dating back as early as the Han Dynasty (BC 202 – AD 220) where they used a version of it to make helmets among other things! There is some good information in this paper from the Smithsonian: https://www.si.edu/mci/downloads/relact/papier_mache.pdf

ChristianDBrave (author)  MikaelaHolmes24 days ago
Thank you!