23.novembrī Latvijas Valsts prezidents Raimonds Vējonis ar uzrunu atklāja ikgadējo Starptautisko Rīgas Mākslas festivālu "Art Riga Fair 2015" https://www.facebook.com/events/1508153129504044/
This is a great honour and joy, and also big responsibility for the EBRU RIGA studio to respresent the Turkish Art of EBRU during the Art Fear Riga 2015 ! Welcome to the Ebru workshop!
The technique of Ebru is nothing else but painting on the water surface. Such a painting is performed with paint colours, which do not dissolve in water but float on the water surface. Paint colours do not mix together and create unique ornaments.
When a painting is ready, you can take a piece of paper and carefully lay onto the painting. Having waited for some seconds, accurately take the piece of paper by the edges and let the water drain, take it off the painting and put on a horizontal surface, then let it air-dry.
Every painting on water is unique, same as our changeable ife, hence it will never repeat again and every time will appear as a new one.
EBRU, known today as the applied paper art, is one of the most ancient kinds of Turkish arts, which origins are lost in the mist of centuries. Since the 17th century EBRU became known in Europe as the Turkish paper art, where from it spread all over the world. The oldest ebru work featuring exceptional refinement comes from the 11th century and proves that already in those days this art was fully mature, as, referring to the opinion of historians, most likely this art technique had been practiced for many centuries before to reach such a high level of mastership.