Re: A death
- So sorry to hear of this passing.
She was a great scholar and friend of Ebru/Abri marbling.
Haven't heard of another lecture by her on the subject either.
- Greetings everyone,
I just learned today that Mr. Sarvan Digamber, a marbler in Jaipur
working in the traditional Indian manner passed away three months ago.
It is not clear to me if his sons have continued with his work. Mr.
Digamber was featured in Alexandra Soteriou's beautiful book Gift of
the Conquerors. The methods he used were very much a continuation of
the Indian Abri traditions. He employed fenugreek for his size,
mordanted handmade papers with alum prior to marbling, and made all of
his colors from pigment. All of these methods are described in the
18th century manuscript Persian manuscript Khulusat al Mujarrbat
(Quintessence of Perscriptions). He also made rudimentary combs using
thorns from the acacia tree. While we not just his work to be of the
high standards that some profess today, nevertheless, his work was a
very authentic, ad fully preserved a historical marbling tradition in
Benson's Hand Bindery
Fine Custom Bookbinding, Conservation, & Hand Marbled Papers
Jake Benson, Proprietor
1027 Brookwood Circle
West Columbia, SC 29169
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