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Museum Walk – Lacquered Papier Mache Art

December 16, 2016 1 min read

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.

 

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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.”

Here are some from the wovensouls collection :

Antique Prayer Manuscript

Cover of a well-used prayer book

ANTIQUE PERSIAN PAINTED LACQUERED MANUSCRIPT BOOK COVERS

Younger manuscript covers

ANTIQUE PERSIAN PAINTED LACQUERED MANUSCRIPT BOOK COVERS

 

One more world to take delight in…!

 

jm

Dec 2016

 

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