The imitation of marble pattern on wood and other surfaces. It is the art of producing multi-colour variegated designs, which to lesser or larger extend mimic the look of real marble stone.
Marbling has not only been used as ornamentation in palaces and churches, and it pieces of art depicting marble. No it has also been used extensively in Europe in process of binding books, where either the dust cover or the cover itself had been marbled.
There is very little commercial use for marbling these days other than restoration services of ‘marbled’ items from bygone eras considered worth preserving.
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