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Table 2 List of 15 samples from the ref-collection and their properties, selected randomly for fibre furnish analysis

From: Material properties of Islamic paper

Samples Starch Polished Text Typea
AP3 Y Y Arabic Laid with no chain lines (hand-made)
AP5 Y Y Arabic Laid + chain lines (hand-made)
AP6 Y Y Arabic Laid + chain lines (hand-made)
AP7-1 N Y Arabic Laid + chain lines (hand-made)
AP7-2 N Y Arabic Laid + chain lines (hand-made)
AP11-1 Y N Arabic Wove (machine-made)
AP28-2 Y N Persian Laid with no chain lines (hand-made)
AP31 Y N Persian Wove (machine-made)
AP56-3 Y Y Arabic Wove (machine-made)
AP71-1 N Y Persian + Arabic Laid + chain lines (hand-made)
AP75-Type1 N Y Arabic Laid + chain lines (hand-made)
AP84 Y Y Coptic Wove (machine-made)
AP128 N N Arabic Wire-mesh (machine-made)
AP131 Y Y Persian Laid with no chain lines (hand-made)
AP149 N Y one side only Persian Laid with no chain lines (hand-made)
  1. aThe type of the paper was identified visually by observing mould features and alignment of the fibres [37]