Mat (picture Framing)
In the picture framing industry, a mat (or mount in British English) is a thin, flat piece of paper-based material included within a picture frame, which serves as additional decoration and to perform several other, more practical functions, such as separating the art from the glass. Putting mats in a frame is called matting, a term which can also usually be used interchangeably with mat.
Other articles related to "mat, mats":
... There are two main types of matmaterial acidic,and acid-free"(neutral pH) ... Older mats(wood based paper)are typically acidic,because acid-free paper was not widely available or marketed until recent years ... While most newer matsare acid-free,there are some papers that contain acid and one should ask the picture framer about the acid content of the mats ...
Famous quotes containing the word mat:
“Or on the Mat devoutly kneeling
Would lift her Eyes up to the Ceiling,
And heave her Bosom unaware
For neighbring Beaux to see it bare.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)