Engraving knowledgeable Osman Gülsar, who lives within the Ahlat district of Bitlis province in jap Turkey, has been carving the texts of famend calligraphers and Seljuk-Ottoman motifs on walnut wood boards for 30 years. Gülsar was first impressed to enter the craft by his carpenter grandfather, later opening a workshop for himself to hone in on his craft. He has been preserving the artwork of engraving alive ever since,
The diligent artisan opens his workshop on the first mild of the day, setting in regards to the delicate artwork of carving motifs and inscriptions taken from Seljuk tombstones and gonbads, a spherical dome typical in conventional Persian-influenced structure.
The craftsman sends the completed merchandise of this pain-staking work to purchasers and prospects stretching throughout all 4 corners of Turkey. Claiming that he developed his abilities all due to his personal efforts, Gülsar instructed Anadolu Agency (AA) that the wood he makes use of is taken from felled walnut timber which have accomplished their pure lives.
As he has by no means obtained correct coaching from a grasp, Gülsar has needed to contain himself in cautious research of this topic. “Luckily, I’ve come out because the one finest in a position to perform this craft. I additionally train the craft as a certified teacher,” he stated.
Speaking of the motifs discovered on Seljuk’s tombstones, Gülsar stated: “I can carve the seals of 16 sultans. I may even carve tile motifs on wood.” The grasp engraver has additionally despatched a few of his works to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli and plenty of different deputies thus far.