Amongst the hustle and bustle of Istanbul's Sultanahmet, there is an oasis of art.
But in its relatively short life, it's had many incarnations. The word medresseh refers to an educational institution and, since 1989, Caferağa Medresesi has been a centre of learning for traditional Turkish handicrafts, such as ceramics, mosaics, calligraphy - and ebru painting, which we were fortunate enough to try.
You repeat a similar process to make the flower of the tulip. You can mix and match any blend of colours you like and you repeat the process several times to get a multi-toned, multi-dimensional blossom. You use the tip of your tool to flare the top of the circle to create the tulip's pointed petals - and if you're lucky, they'll be even!
Have you ever gotten in touch with your artistic side during your travels?
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