Jake and others : Traditional Turkish Marbling supplies
- Jake ,
I already told Hayrettin to contact you personally,
but I could not help myself to inform the group:
We are not on the web yet !
but we do have challenging pigments,combs,trays,
rose stem brushes,blues from Lahore
and also tools and materials for the calligraphers
rose scented inks !
By the way we are sending our man to Puerto Rico (end of April)
not Habana ! as usual.
He will demonstrate his marbling skills,
and his own invention (SIDE EYE marble design !)
He will also inspire the islanders
to make pigments from the island earth.
He may check on the glue the locals use
to stick the cigars together,
whether it is Carragheen or something else.
Last time I was there
they had said it came from Florida in powder form.
Our lady accompanying him
is a book binder and restorer,
we will ask her to visit Casa de Libro
and see the Dard Hunter collection there.
UNFORTUNATELY NO VICTIMS HAVE APPROACHED US
TO PRESENT THEMSELVES AS LOCAL MARTYRS
FOR THE TO BE ESTABLISHED
ISTANBUL MARBLING SOCIETY
but not to worry
we will soon import UNAWARE innocent souls
from TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
ps.why do you think we are sending our man to the Caribbean ?
actually we have not given up hope
since the 14th century,
pps. Jake who is doing the article ?