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Asia Society Creation Station: Near Eastern Paper Marbling

(Jeff Fantich)

Stop by Asia Society Texas Center monthly on select Saturdays between 1:00 and 3:00 pm for an art-making activity designed just for you. Explore traditions such as washi scrolls and remembrance poppies from Japan, and intricate weaving patterns from Indonesia and Uzbekistan.

Paper marbling in a printmaking technique that creates patterns similar to marble and comparable stones. These patterns themselves float on the water, then are applied to an absorbent surface, such as paper or a valuable fabric. Its origins begin in 10th century China, however today it is especially popular in the Islamic World, notably in Turkey, where it is known as ebru. The October 5 project will use family-friendly water colors and focus on styles and imagery from Central Asia.

Families and children of all ages are welcome to stop by and participate in these free events.


Additional Dates

Japanese Washi Scrolls
Saturday, August 3

Southeast Asian Weaving
Saturday, November 16

Remembrance Poppies
Saturday, December 7


Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible
by support from the Reliant Energy Charitable Foundation. Additional support
provided by Asia Society contributors and members.


Event Details

Sat 5 Oct 2013
1:00pm - 3:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Free and open to the public.