Marbled paper - Bourbon Counts - Colorful hand marbled papers

Marblet paper

Conti Borbone and marbled paper

Marbled paper is the result of a chromatic decoration technique that imitates the surface of marble; has very ancient origins that flank the origin of the invention and the diffusion of the paper. Coming from ancient China and Japan ("floating ink" - Suminagashi), the marbled paper spread in Persia, in Turkey (Ebru paper - "cloud") until it reached Europe in the 17th century. where it is adopted by Macè Ruette, bookbinder at the Court of Louis XIII King of France who officially elevated him to the rank of "Relieur do Roi".
The technique for producing marbled paper consists substantially in placing a sheet of paper on a specially prepared aqueous surface and is made possible thanks to the properties of different liquids insoluble in each other.