Marbled Paper from Venice

Marbled paper like this is commonly available for sale in Venice, although its expensive - €8 for a sheet a little more than 2'x2'. Its original use was as book liner paper. Nothing says its unique to Venice, but a lot of people there make it. I love the stuff and bought five sheets. These are scans of parts of each. If you click on the image, you'll see a larger copy. Each of the images is 1152x864 pixels, suitable for use as a desktop background. I apologize for using JPEG format instead of PNG with something that has so many lines, but I couldn't afford the webspace (2 Megs per image as PNGs).




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