Mine Calik, Paper Marbling

Mine Calik, Paper Marbling Artist, Tucson, AZ | 2018

Mine Calik practices the traditional Turkish art of Ebru, or paper marbling, in which color pigments are brushed onto a pan of oil-treated water then transferred to paper and used for decoration in bookbinding. She learned Ebru from a tradition bearer in Bursa after immigrating to the United States. Mine will teach the artform to her husband, Mustafa Calik, who began learning from her by watching her demonstrations at the annual folklife festival, Tucson Meet Yourself.

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