Irisé-printed wallpaper gallery

Irisé papers are intended to imitate 'moire' silk. The technique uses brushes to combine contrasting colours, giving a dimensional effect across the width of the paper. The technique was first patented by Zuber around 1820

Hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, Saltram House, Devon 18th C
Hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, Saltram House, Devon 18th C

© National Trust Images/ Chris Lacey

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