Just a few photos of one more form of art – lacquered papier-mache objects.
Manuscript covers and pen cases are the most common items in this type of art.
All the above items are from the Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, Istanbul.
B. W. Robinson writes “Persian Lacquer is first encountered in a handful of book covers of the late 15h century in the Topkapi library in Istanbul. Such production continued through the Qajar period. Lacquer Qalamdans (pen boxes) did not appear (or have not survived) earlier than the seventeenth century. Earlier examples were usuallu rectagular with hinged lids and designs in horizontal format.”