Abaca Paper

What is abaca paper?

This tissue is composed of long, abaca fibers and is semi-transparent, resembling Japanese papers in its appearance and construction. It can be treated like a lightweight fabric and used for a variety of different purposes and projects.

In the past, it has also been known as Manila hemp, since it is derived from the Manila plant. Because it does not swell or loose strength in water, it is perfect for craft projects that may be exposed to damp environments.

See also: 
The Versatility of Handmade Papers
Japanese tissue
Lotka paper
Mulberry paper
Rag paper

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