RE: [Marbling] Tray - Supplies - Sources and Comments
- Just a couple of points.
"Their language dates from the early 1920s when Ataturk decided to eliminate
illiteracy and gathered scholars from around Europe to create the Turkish
This phrase indicates that the Turkish language did not exist before Atatürk
and, he gathered some European scholars to "create" this language. When did
Europeans know enough Turkish to teach Turks how to speak Turkish!
What language did the Turks from China to Anatolia spoke until 1920s?
Also, illiteracy can exist in any language and examples are abound.
"....the sides of the tray removes the water and excess boyas...."
No. It removes only the excess size. If there is excess paint the sides of
the tray will smudge them on the paper.
Best wishes to all,
From: Marbling@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Marbling@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 2:50 PM
Subject: [Marbling] Tray - Supplies - Sources and Comments
1. The beauty of this list is the openness and generosity of the more
experience members. The courtesy and willingness to listen and share gives
it a uniqueness conducive to learning in a nurturing atmosphere.
2. It would be a disservice to all active participants and lurkers alike if
we introduce the kind of arrogance, flippancy and not so thoughtful tones of
certain academic lists of other arts and crafts list-serves.
3. My personal experience with Turkey and Turks is that they are generally
thoughtful people, extremely generous and for the most part willing to share
their knowledge and their art forms. Their language dates from the early
1920s when Ataturk decided to eliminate illiteracy and gathered scholars
from around Europe to create the Turkish language.
Ebru known here as marbling is a particularly fine and ancient art form in
Turkey, witness the collections and some exquisite finds at the Topkapi and
the Dolmahbace Palaces in Istanbul, Ebristan shows and various other
activities around Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and various other cities.
That this particular website is not published in English is not and should
not be a problem, it is after all intended for the locals and their native
language is Turkish. On Google you can translate the words free of charge.
Anyway the keywords are Boya (already mixed paints) or Boyalar(paint
pigments); Kitre which means Tragacanth (comes in 3 grades, superior, less
superior and for students); Firca means brushes; Tekne is the tray, Tarak
are the combs; Biz are the styli; Destiseng is the muller; etc...
The stores are all in Turkish including Ayan Ebru: http://www.ayanebru.com
<http://www.ayanebru.com> - http://www.sanatmalzemeleri.com
<http://www.sanatmalzemeleri.com> I post these 2 stores because I purchase
from them. Please note that sanatmalzemeleri sells Ayan Ebru paints.
As for the new store posted here it is well stocked but the site as with too
many of the sites in the US is not the best web design I have seen. But,
they are in the business of "Ebru" not website design.
Thanks for the post about the tray source, thse are perfect for EBRU and
really cheap. I say EBRU, because in traditional EBRU, the sheets are not
washed after pulling, the sides of the tray removes the water and excess
boyas. I am going to order 2 from them.
And Iris is absolutely correct, once you decide to go "bongo" on marbling,
get an American Marbling Tray from Nancy at Colophon
http://colophonbookarts.com/ <http://colophonbookarts.com/> she should be
patronned as should be Iris for your paper for marbling needs.
Enough said, please remember when it comes to languages, in this country we
are not the most savvy. Heck, we barely speak English when in most places
aruond the world, people are at least bilingual meaning fluent in 2
languages, often more.