Ebru is the traditional art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to a special paper. It has been a traditional art of book enriching calligraphy and binding books for many centuries. In the 13th century, the first forms of Ebru emerged in Central Asia and spread to Anatolia through. During the Ottoman period, Turkish calligraphers and artists created new forms and perfected techniques. Most popularly used colors in Ebru are light green, red and yellow. The most frequently seen designs are flowers, foliage, ornamental and first quarter of the moon. Ebru is traditionally transmitted from one master to his/her apprentice through informal practical training.