As a collector and seller of antiquarian books, I often marvel at the astonishing binding and printing variants in old books. A favorite decorative feature in many 19th century volumes is the use of marbled paper and cloth for endpapers and bindings. This millennium-old technique was developed in Persia or Turkey, where it is known as “ebru”.
Both parents of Turkish photograper/filmmaker Oguz Uygur are expert practioners of the ancient art. He created this brief, but evocative film to help them promote their work.
- Beautiful Marbled Papers (finebooksmagazine.com)
- Paper Craft: So Many Marbles (thishandcraftedlife.wordpress.com)
- Paper Marbling (makezine.com)
- Pattern Recognition and Paper Marbling at Maker Camp (makezine.com)