Published: Wednesday 15th of March 2006 03:29:31 PM
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What is Ebru? Ebru (abroo) has long been the name given to the authentic Turkish art of paper marbling and to the marbled papers produced by ebru artists. Classical ebru is performed using aqueous natural pigments mixed with ox-gall and a rectangular trough filled with a mucilaginous mixture, traditionally prepared using gum tragacanth. Colors are sprinkled usign brushes made of rose stalks and horsehair on the surface of the mucilaginous solution in the trough. The floating pattern is taken off to paper either as is or after being reshaped and retouched using pins, needless, combs or the like. Ebrus were once admired as calligraphy media, as borders for inscriptions and scripts or as endpapers for fine bindings.
Ebru / Marbled Paper Istanbul