What is ‘Paspartout’?
The name ‘Paspartout’ is derived from the French word ‘passe-partout’ which literally means ‘passes everywhere’. It is a border, such as a mat, that is used to frame or mount a picture.
passe-partout |ˌpaspɑːˈtuː| |ˌpɑːs-|
a picture or photograph simply mounted between a piece of glass and a sheet of cardboard (or two pieces of glass) stuck together at the edges with adhesive tape.
• adhesive tape or paper used in making such a frame.