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Ebru Art Marbling  


The art of marbling, “Ebru” in Turkish, is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments into a shallow tray with water and then transferring the patterns to paper. It originated in the city of Bukhara in Turkistan (in modern-day Uzbekistan), finding its way to the Ottomans by way of Persia. The designs and effects include flowers, foliage, ornamentation, latticework, mosques, and moons, and are mostly used for decoration in the traditional art of bookbinding.


Did you know...

UNESCO has added Ebru to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014.


Sources: GoTürkiye & Daily Sabah