Ebru Art | Gold Dervish

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The sema ritual performed in Mevlana's ceremonies includes important symbols reflecting the basic philosophy of Mevlevi. Sema generally expresses the formation of the universe, the resurrection of humanity in the realm, the transition to love and action to the Supreme Creator, and the orientation towards the "human-kamil". A piece of Ebru is created by carefully placing a piece of paper on the surface of some water that has different coloured paint patterns on its surface. The design is absorbed by the paper which is carefully lifted off the surface of the water and allowed to dry. There is plenty of skill involved as the water has to be thickened so that it can support the weight of the paint and natural pigments used. The paint is then dropped on the surface and using one of her homemade horse hair brushes and a finely toothed metal comb, Naile then slowly and precisely creates the design. The techniques she uses have changed little in generations and what makes the Ebru design so special is that only one piece of paper or glass can be placed on the pattern each time, so each pattern is a unique masterpiece. Ebru is the first Turkish art to be recognised by UNESCO on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The sema ritual performed in Mevlana's ceremonies includes important symbols reflecting the basic philosophy of Mevlevi. Sema generally expresses the formation of the universe, the resurrection of humanity in the realm, the transition to love and action to the Supreme Creator, and the orientation towards the "human-kamil". A piece of Ebru is created by carefully placing a piece of paper on the surface of some water that has different coloured paint patterns on its surface. The design is absorbed by the paper which is carefully lifted off the surface of the water and allowed to dry. There is plenty of skill involved as the water has to be thickened so that it can support the weight of the paint and natural pigments used. The paint is then dropped on the surface and using one of her homemade horse hair brushes and a finely toothed metal comb, Naile then slowly and precisely creates the design. The techniques she uses have changed little in generations and what makes the Ebru design so special is that only one piece of paper or glass can be placed on the pattern each time, so each pattern is a unique masterpiece. Ebru is the first Turkish art to be recognised by UNESCO on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

 


About Naile Bozkurt

About Naile Bozkurt


The dance of colour with the water... Naile stood in front of the group of tourists who watched enchanted as she finished the beautiful paint pattern before gently placing some white paper on top of it and then moments later, carefully lifting the brightly decorated paper from the surface of the water... Ebru is one of Turkey’s traditional Ottoman arts with a history spanning more than 500 years. Ebru is the method used to marble paper and is used to decorate the covers of hand bound books and official documents and decrees. The techniques for paper marbling originated in Turkey, but the idea was spread to other countries by travellers using the Silk Road that passed through Turkey. Naile Bozkurt and her beautiful work are proof that you can enjoy art at any age! Naila is married, with two children and has had a successful career in nursing – until she discovered Ebru in 1998. She started by practising the decoration of fabric using the Ebru technique and two years later, decided to take lessons in classical Ebru. She was then given the title of ‘Intangible Bearer of Cultural Heritage’ by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and opened her gallery in Göreme, Cappadocia (central Turkey). To date, Naile has taken part in 43 shows and exhibitions all over Turkey, and in other countries such as Germany, South Korea, China and The Philippines. In 2012 the First World Ebru Day took place, and at it, Naile won an award for her stunning work. It is indeed fascinating to watch Naile at work and tourists who discover her gallery love to see her creating beautiful designs. Ebru is ‘a mystical art that reflects the soul of the marbler’.
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Product details

Place of origin:

Eastern Europe

Materials:

Organic Materials

Dimensions:

H 50 cm x W 70 cm x D 2 cm

H 19.7 in x W 27.6 in x D 0.8 in

Seller location:

Turkey

Weight:

200 grams

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Product Type:

Neoclassical

Weight:

200 grams

Number of items:

1

Reference Number:

EZ19BDOQRTSNAGUGEMSP1X

Period:

Ottoman

Condition:

This work is original and unique

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