MARBLEOUS news from EBRUPA !
- Esteemed Friends,
It feels to me that the time is ripe
to gather the Ebru artists/craftspeople
here in the European side of Istanbul,
as an extension of Turkish Bookartists Society ;
which is another wish come through
due to demands from the western world
and new interpretation of available
archeological finds from the
North Western Uygur Autonomous territory
such as woodblock prints and printing blocks
and oldest recorded Buddhist scriptures
300 years before Gutenberg....
The last papermakers on the Silk Road
still thriving in teh countryside of Khotan
The urgent need to revive this ancient craft
into highest levels of contemporary fine arts ,
and inspiring the aspiring
into the most ultimate in original location.
EBRUPA is also the home of traditional Turkish Islamic
and Latin Letter calligraphy arts and artists.
Unfortunately we only recently passed in God's custody
our highly esteemed Prof.Ali Alpaslan oglu
who was the living pillar of
traditional Turkish Islamic calligraphic arts
and was to be the backbone of this society.
But thanks be to God !
we have Prof.Islam Secen
head of the Traditional Bookbinding Dept.
of Marmara University Traditional Turkish Arts
whom we hope to have at least
as our honourable member and consultant,
if not our Sacred Shepherd in this Silk Road mission.
Ms.Serra Guney bookbinder and restorer.
Mr.Hayrettin Yangoz marbler,marbling and calligraphers supplies
Mr.Mehmet Kehri calligrapher
Mr.Etem Caliskan latin letter calligrapher,Ataturk painter...
Mr.Ali Toy architect and modern Islamic calligrapher
Mr.Savas Cevik traditional Turkish Islamic calligrapher
Mr.Fuad Basar marbler and calligrapher
Mr.Nusret Colpan architect and miniature painter
Mr.Safak Akelmas wood carveR
Ms.Ayse Yivlik illuminator
Ms.Aras Neftci architectural fistorian,photographer
the list will be announced
and is very much open
to Ebrupean and western intercultural exchange projects
and members of those societies.
OF COURSE WE DO PROMISE TO ABIDE BY THE
ANCIENT GUILDS,THEIR LAWS
AND ETHICAL CODES.
WE ARE ALSO VERY GRATEFUL THAT
IT IS BLESSED UPON US
TO ESTABLISH THE
1ST MARBLING SOCIETY IN ISTANBUL OR TURKEY
1ST TRADITIONAL TURKISH ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY SOCIETY
1ST TURKISH BOOK ARTS SOCIETY
1st TURKISH GILDERS AND ILLUMINATORS SOCIETY
once the regional,local or national government bodies
show us our place of operations
here in European side of Istanbul
we will be temporarily without a roof,
unlike our Asian counterpart,Ebristan
which is well achored in Asian continental side of Istanbul
though not a society
but however fruitful and contributant to Ebru society in general.
Among us :
The lion's share in Ebru heritage and history is
in our domain ..........
The Suleymaniye Library.........
all the major museums and libraries.......
Kagithane region of Istanbul Paper,
since Byzantine times a papermaking center............
The Ministerial Archives !!!!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ....