HKCHSPA, HongKong: Special Section of Ebru Marbling Art workshop and Kazaristan Cuisine workshop
The Hong Kong Culture Heritage and Promotion Association Organization held Ebru marbling art workshop with a Turkish ethnic group on June 21, 2013. Tutors and teenagers who got the drawing awards before were invited to participate in the workshop and explore the Turkish art and culture.
Marbling is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper. The special tools of the trade are brushes of horsehair bound to straight rose twigs, a deep tray made of unknotted pinewood, natural earth pigments, cattle gall and tragacanth. Marbling art is believed to be invented in the thirteenth century Turkistan. This decorative art then spread to China, India and Persia and Anatolia. Seljuk and Ottoman calligraphers and artists used marbling to decorate books, imperial decrees, official correspondence and documents. New forms and techniques were perfected in the process and Turkey remained the center of marbling for many centuries. Up until the 1920's, marblers had workshops in the Beyazit district of Istanbul, creating for both the local and European market, where it is known as Turkish marble paper.
<Photos from the workshop>