Folio Decorated with Marbling

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This unfinished page has been decorated with marbling, which involves the use of viscous pigments to ornament the surface of the paper. Known as "abru" in Persian and "ebru" in Turkish, this decorative technique is most commonly found on pages framing samples of calligraphy or poetry destined for display in an album. This part of the page illustrates how folios in Islamic albums and manuscripts could comprise layers of decorative framing paper as well as pasted text and picture segments.

Folio Decorated with Marbling, Ink and pigments on marbled paper

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