Gilding is the art of decorating the margin of religious, scientific, cultural, historical and poetry books with beautiful, novel patterns. The artist employs Arabesque patterns, flower, branch and leaf motifs to beautify the book and make it more interesting to read! Although the history of the art goes back to Sasanid era, it turned into an Islamic art after the emergence of Islam, mostly used to embellish Qoran. The art in Iran was an influence on other countries' gilding and found its way to some other parts of the world like India. At the beginning it was only golden color that was used for decoration but afterwards the artists also used turquoise, green, azure and some other colors. It is not determined that Iran is the origin of the art but it can certainly be claimed that you'll see the most complete type of gilding with special order and geometric patterns if you travel to Iran!