The cotton paper was formed traditional Western style with a 50-50 cotton rag, cotton linter pulp sized with Hercon B-40. The surface of the piece was built by multiple couching in 2 layers. A 10’ vacuum table was used to shape the sheets after forming. The piece was dried in place on the vacuum table.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.