Caferaga Medrese (medresesare the buildings that served as a school in the Ottoman period) which wasbuilt in 1559 by the famous architect Sinan during the reign of the SultanSüleyman the Magnificent. Today it is changed by Turkish Cultural ServiceFoundation, into a culture centre with 15 classrooms/ exhibition rooms and apeaceful garden where Traditional Turkish Handcraft are taught, made and sold.
At the Caferaga Medrese, a private tutor teaches how to make marbling (Turkish: Ebru - is a method of aqueoussurface design, which can produce patterns similar to marble or other stone,hence the name).The patterns are the result of color floated on either plainwater or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to asheet of paper or other surfaces such as fabric. This decorative material hasbeen used to cover a variety of surfaces for several centuries. It is oftenemployed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers andendpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each printis a unique mono print) and will produce your own art works.