Metropolitan Museum of Art, French Marbled Paper Oversized 44" Square Scarf
The mesmerizing motif on this stylish square scarf embellishes the endpapers of Le mobilier français du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècle, a 1902 catalogue about French furniture, decoration, and ornament at the Louvre in Paris, now in the collection of The Met's Thomas J. Watson Library.
About Marbling Paper
The centuries-old practice of marbling paper yields astounding patterns. While techniques vary between cultures, marbling typically refers to a method of transferring colors from the surface of a water bath onto a piece of paper.