TURKISH PAPER MARBLING ART ON UNESCO CULTURAL LIST

Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey
Nov 28 2014

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency

The Turkish art of paper marbling, known as Ebru, has been added to
the United Nations' world cultural heritage list.

Culture and Tourism Minister Omer Celik said Turkey applied to UNESCO
for the art to be included in the cultural heritage list in March
last year. "With the addition of Ebru art, Turkey is now represented
on the list 12 times," Celik said.

Turkey's application file was among the first five submitted among
a total of 46.

Ebru is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and
brushing color pigments onto a pan of oily water and then transferring
the patterns to paper or fabric.

Lavash, a flatbread submitted by Armenia, has also been inscribed on
UNESCO's cultural heritage list.

Celik criticized Armenia for aiming to make lavash known across the
world as a specifically Armenian cultural specialty, although it is
eaten in countries such as Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

He said lavash is a "shared culture of the region" and Armenia was
not the only owner of this type of bread.

Last year, "Turkish Coffee Culture and Tradition" was added to the
10 other Turkish cultural specialties on the heritage list.

November/28/2014

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