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Before 1840, nearly all the world’s wallpaper came from France, where it was hand-printed, using blocks and sheets of paper to produce a limited line of patterns. Making wallpaper by hand was a costly process, and only the very wealthy could afford to buy it.Read More →

Owen Jones Persian Designs

In 1856 Owen Jones released the book The Grammar of Ornament in which he presented a compilation of visual languages โ€‹โ€‹adopted by the most diverse cultures – made from the author’s explorations in places such as Greece, Egypt, Constantinople and India.Read More →