The origins of the paper marbling technique go as far back as the 9th century and to Japan. Through the Silk Road, this art reached Turkey, where it became very popular and was named Ebrû (from the Persian word Ebri meaning ‘cloudy’). It is here that Alberto Valese, having learned the basics, was able to broaden his knowledge of this technique, which he now masters so perfectly that he is the only foreign artist to be recognized as master in Turkey. His creations, showcased in major exhibitions and museums, range from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional, including textile printing and a variety of patterns, from floral to abstract.
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Amalfi (SA)Decorative Arts
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