Anaglypta is a white wallpaper imprinted with raised designs. It can also be painted, many people preferring to use layers of colour for the best effect. Because it is think and heavy you have to use strong adhesive to hang it, so you need to allow more drying time – a full day or even two - if you intend to paint over it. One of the great advantages of Anaglypta is that it can be repainted if and when you decide to change your décor. Incidentally, did you know that the word Anaglypta comes from the Greek, meaning raised ornamentation? Well you do now. This style of wall-covering has been used for more than 100 years, becoming more popular in Europe in the late 1900s.