Ebru, Turkish Art of Marbling

Intangible Heritage Ebru, Turkish Art of Marbling

Ebru is the traditional Turkish art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and
brushing colour pigments onto a pan of oily water and then transferring the patterns to
paper. Known as marbling, this art is commonly used for decoration in the traditional art
of bookbinding. The knowledge and skills of Ebru artists, apprentices and practitioners
are transmitted orally and through informal practical training within master-apprentice
relationships. Ebru encourages dialogue, reinforces social ties and strengthens relations
between individuals and communities.

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Textes Rights holder: UNESCO ; Türkiye. Ministry of Culture and Tourism