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How far back can paper mache be documented? Answered

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

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MikaelaHolmesBest Answer (author)2017-09-28

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

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