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Floral Motifs In Tiles

Iznik Tile Panel
Handpainted. Tulip and Carnation, includes 4 pieces.
Iznik Tile from History
Tulip from Rustem Pasha Mosque.
Blue Floral Pattern
Floral patterns-motifs were especially favored for the decoration.
Carnations at Tiles
At some patterns, carnations are the main flowers for patterns.
Tulip Patterns
Tulips are the distinctive characteristics of Iznik tiles
Floral Pattern
Basic floral motifs

An important cultural center during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the rural town of Iznik (ancient Nicea) nestles on a lakeside in Northwest Turkey. Here in the early 16th century an “Imperial ware,” now called Iznik, was made for the Istanbul court of the Ottoman Sultan–the richest, most powerful monarch in Europe. Originally inspired by Chinese pottery, Imperial ware was so exquisite that European collectors in the mid 19th century thought it came from Persia. Only in the 1920s did scholars accept that Iznik ceramics were Ottoman, giving due recognition at last to Turkish potters for some of the world´s most beautiful and striking designs. Iznik ware has survived to the present day in all its splendor. Iznik tiles adorn palaces and mosques; the largest collection of ceramic vessels is in the British Museum. Handpainted. Classical iznik Design

During the production process of  traditional Turkish ceramics, pattern selection is most important part of it. Most of the time, inspiration comes from the tile history.  Floral patterns-motifs were especially favored for the decoration of interiors in Ottoman architecture and the most important area of their application was wall tiles. Tiles manufactured in Iznik between the 16th and late 17th centuries embellished the walls of not only mosques and tombs but also of place buildings and daily used structures.

It is easy to see lots of successful applications of tiles at which flowers are dominant main pattern. At the pictures above, you can see those examples.

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Posted in Iznik Ceramics & Pottery by tugrul dundar on June 16th, 2013 at 17:24.

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