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Domino Papers - the Birth of Wallpaper

By Bridgetbeari @Bridgetbeari

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


Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper
The original purpose was to line trunks and books.


Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper

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


Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper

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


Domino Papers Birth Wallpaper

Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper

Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper
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

Domino Papers - the birth of wallpaper


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