Mine and Mustafa Calik

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. Her husband, Mustafa, is apprenticing with her to learn the artform. Mine is a 2018 recipient of the Southwest Folklife Alliance Master-Apprentice Award.

Photo by Steven Meckler

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Folk Arts Marketplace