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Ebrû - Turkish Marbled Paper


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Title Ebrû - Turkish Marbled Paper
Alternative Title Ebrû - Türkisches Marmorpapier
Author Kleindienst-Andrée, Dore
License CC Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal and non-commercial purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/C-1767eng
IWF Signature C 1767
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1991
Language English
Producer IWF (Göttingen)
Production Year 1979

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, LT, 362 m ; F, 33 1/2 min

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Subject Area Arts and Media, Ethnology, History
Abstract The Ebrû-maker Azade Akar from Istanbul shows the making of turkish Marbled paper designs and comparison with those of the artists Mustafa Düzgünman and Niyazi Sayin. Preparation of a sticky background of Tragant rubber in a shallow rectangular bath, introduction to colours and instruments, dipping technique, including using bovine gall so that the colours spread over the water surface but mix neither with each other nor with the background. Finally they are gathered with a comb or needles and transferred to a paper overlay.
Keywords coloured paper
marbled paper
dipping technique / colour dipping technique


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