“The beloved appeared for so long to my inclined heart that it soaked completely in his attributes and in his Nature” “Ebru” derives from a Farsi word which means “cloudy” and it is allusive to the mutability of this art. The Sufis think what happens within the basin to be an example of the Universe’s dynamics. The ebru is like a mirror in which the soul of the artist is reflected, in which every emotion is reproduced in the drawing. The Sufis love this metaphor because they think that God created the Universe like a mirror in which he could show his beauty. Every ebru is unique because, even though it is the artist who distributes the colours on the surface, the result cannot be decided by him. He exercises his will in composing the drawing, but its shape will be decided by the basin. What fascinates me about this art is the intense relationship between the artist (the craftman) and his instrument. The gestures, the music and the work of art are the expression of the contact between the craftsman and the transcedent,whatever its name. The three pictures sum up to a unique work of art, in the perspective of the Sufi philosophy according to which all the arts complete each other and are the reflection of man’s life expressed through music, dance or image. (From Ilaria Sabbatini, L’arte dell’ebru come metafora sufi, in «InStoria. Quaderni bimestrali di percorsi storici», n. 10 «InIstanbul», pp. 65-70).