Author(s): Neval KARAKU? SAK?N
Ebru is a decorative art that is used to embroider a number of natural beauties and a riot of colours, coming from the bottom of the heart, on to water and then transfer them on to paper and keep the survival of the art alive on the paper. There are many varieties of Ebru. These are sometimes called by the pattern construction technique or connotations of the design, and sometimes called by the name of the artist that used the technique first. The varieties of Ebru can be classified in two main titles as classical and modern. Sub-headings of classical ebru are as follows: Battal, Tarakli, Hatib, Akkâse, Porphyry, Turpentine, Sprinkle, Tide, Shawl, Florescent, Koltuk (Armed), Nightingale’s Nest, Sandy-Awny. And the modern art of Ebru: Wavy, Kaplan, Jewish, Double, Fantasy Splayed and Figured. The art of Ebru was formerly used in Hat, Kat’, Floor, Binding Arts and Ottoman Official Documents.