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Ebru, Turkish art of marbling

Language: Turkish subtitles Eng

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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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Turkey, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Ahmet ARI
Publisher: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Coproducer/sponsor: Emel Durmus
Published in:
Rights: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0064400018
Source ref.: DOC:0064400018; CAND:00644
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism