Handmade in Italy this is the creme de la creme of papers, and has been featured in Jane Means' book 'giftwrapped'
Marbled” or “à la cuve” decoration comes from a long tradition, which has been used in Europe since the 16th century.
This technique requires great skill and precision, and every sheet is unique in it's design
Specifications: 2 sheets of luxury decorated Italian wrapping paper
Weight: Approx between 85gsm
Sheet size: Approx 70cm x 50cm
A basin is filled with a gelatinous, vegetable-base liquid, whichis then surface sprayed with different colours.
While the colors float on the surface the craftsman, using combs or wooden rods, creates images by moving the colors 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 the liquid without disturbing the design. Only a few seconds are necessary for the paper to absorb the colors and the decoration is completed.
The great skill lies is being able to reproduce the same pattern for serial production.