Marbling is a long-standing and elegant art form, often used to decorate paper for calligraphy, bookbinding, collage, and stationery. With traditional marbling techniques, each paper created is unique, meaning that no two marbled papers are exactly alike. You can also apply marbling techniques on fabrics making your own pillow, hanky, bags, hats and scarfs.
Several cultures have developed their own styles and techniques for paper marbling, including Chinese marbling, Japanese Suminagashi marbling, Turkish Ebru marbling, marbling for Middle-Eastern and Islamic calligraphy, and European marbling, which began as a borrowed technique from the Turkish marbling tradition. In Western art, marbled papers became popular during the Renaissance for its use in bookbinding.