- 10 Fold-Over Note Cards 4 1/2 x 6 3/4"
- 10 matching lined envelopes
- Boxed Set with Ribbon Decoration
- Entirely made in Italy!
What is Marbled Paper-or a la cuve?
This type of paper decoration comes form a long tradition which probably originated in Japan or Persia and has been used in Europe since the 16th century. This technique, which requires great skill and precision, reached it's apex of development in Italy. A basin is filled with a gelatinous, vegetable based liquid, which is then surface sprayed with a variety of colors. While the colors float on the surface, the craftsman, using combs or wooden rods, creates images by moving the wooden rods so that they spread and blend together on the surface of this liquid. When the pattern is completed, the papers are gently placed on the surface of this liquid without disturbing the design. Only a few seconds are necessary for the paper to absorb the colors and the decoration is complete. The great skill lies in being able to reproduce the same pattern for serial production.