The art of Ebru Sanati

The art of Ebru Sanati - Ebru is a traditional Turkish and Islamic art, where the artist paints on water and then transfers the image to paper.

Ebru traditional Turkish painting style - 5 minute video on How to do Ebru painting

Marbling (in Turkish, ebru) is one of Turkey’s oldest artistic methods of paper decoration, with a history that stretches back hundreds of y.

"Ebru" marbling

This month’s challenge was to create a design using the free hand Ebru technique. Ebru is an ancient Turkish art of "painting on water".

Türkische Ebru-Muster. Turkish Ebru Patterns. Tubingen: N.p., 2002. One of 85 copies signed by the authors, Nedim Sönmez and Dr. Nuran Sönmez. This is the second of four books in a series on the art of paper marbling. With forty-five original tipped-in samples of marbled papers by Nedim Sönmez in the traditional Turkish style of ebru.

Türkische Ebru-Muster. Turkish Ebru Patterns. Tubingen: N.p., 2002. One of 85 copies signed by the authors, Nedim Sönmez and Dr. Nuran Sönmez. This is the second of four books in a series on the art of paper marbling. With forty-five original tipped-in samples of marbled papers by Nedim Sönmez in the traditional Turkish style of ebru.

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