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Historical Persian recipes for paper dyes

Barkeshli, Mandana (2016) Historical Persian recipes for paper dyes. Restaurator. International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material, 37 (1). pp. 49-89. ISSN 0034-5806 E-ISSN 1865-8431

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During the Taimurid (1370–1507 A.D.) and Safawid 1501–1736 A.D.) to Qajar periods (1785–1925 A.D.), Iranian masters introduced a number of paper dyes in order to prepare a suitable support for their calligraphies and paintings. This paper will discuss the different types of dyes and application techniques as described in Persian historical sources. Eighteen manuscripts from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century were selected and studied in detail; recipes were translated and categorized according to colour, materials and techniques in order to be able to draw comparisons. Studying these historical references not only adds a new dimension to the identification of materials used in manu- scripts and miniature paintings of the period under study, but also can help to preserve the colours by providing a better understanding of their composition, manufacture and use.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6091/50008
Uncontrolled Keywords: paper dyeing, Persian historical treatises, Persian dyes, mordants, additives
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration > NC730 Technique
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND1470 Technique and materials
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture > Islamic painting
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament > NK1127.5 Preservation of art objects and antiques
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr. Mandana Barkeshli
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 15:20
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50008

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