Islamic Toning Paper white 100 gms

A toning paper for the conservation of Islamic & Arabic manuscripts.

Product description

An archival, soft, white laid paper,moderately sized.This paper gains strength during the toning process which should follow traditional practice.
First coat the paper with a thin starch solution & leave to dry slowly to avoid undue cockling.
When dry apply dye with a sponge or soft large brush. A dilute solution of raw umber gives a characteristic warm brown tone. Leave to dry slowly.

Burnish on both sides when dry. The more you burnish the more the surface becomes closed &  the drape & thinness increases.
Traditionally for higher quality work another coating  or two was applied - this time of glair which was hardened.


Sheet Size ROYAL  500 x 640 mms..