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Application of Saffron in Calligraphy and Book-Layout, Case study: Some Hand written Iranian Manuscripts

Author Affiliations

  • 1Iranian Encyclopedia Compiling Foundation (IECF), Maaref ave. , Farhang Bld., Saadatabad Ave., Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 114-117, November,2 (2013)


Saffron has some coloring characteristics which make it suitable to be used in the art of book-layout. In this research I have tried to introduce a number of saffron-flavored hand-written Iranian manuscripts with a variety of religious and literary topics as well as their specialized features and place of preservation. As will be discussed in detail, saffron has been utilized for the page layout, marginal decoration as well as for other instances. Finally a detailed review has been given about the proposed content analysis, period and the manner of using saffron in these invaluable works.


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