Persian Manuscript Materials Website

Created by Prof. Dr. Mandana Barkeshli  in collaboration with Dr. Sadra Zekrgoo, this platform is now accessible online at:

This platform is dedicated to the exploration of the material technology behind Persian manuscripts. Our goal is to illuminate the materials utilized in historical Persian manuscripts, showcasing the methods and techniques derived from Taimurid to Qajar historical recipes, complemented by images captured during the reconstruction process. As we embark on this journey, we are unveiling the 1st and 2nd phases, "Paper Dyes" and "Paper Sizings". The website will be updated as we progress with other phases, such as inks and pigments.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Barakat Trust for their generous grants supporting this research endeavor. And a special thanks to the University of Melbourne and UCSI University for their invaluable collaboration.