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Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated manuscripts are named originally for their use of gold leaf, reflecting any light on their surfaces.  All of our manuscripts are handwritten with a goose quill using ink made from medieval recipes. All of our paint is made using medieval and renaissance era materials and techniques, and each layer of gold is 23-24 karat gold leaf laid down on period ground or sizing (glue!).  They are all on animal skin parchment or vellum and made using historic techniques and materials.  The completion of each piece combines the arts of calligraphy and illumination, and sciences of chemistry and experimental archaeology to bring you as authentic a work of art as I can. You will find examples of both single page manuscripts as well as entirely illuminated books below.

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