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History of Famous Iznik Tiles from Turkey

-Turkish Culture August 20, 2016
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iznik tiles

iznik tiles

World famous Iznik tiles which was produced from 14th century to the of 17th century lived its most productive period during 16th century when Ottoman architecture showed a great development. Red lay tiles were produced at the end of 14th century and begining of 15tn century; colors of light blue, turquoise, purple and green were used.

Blue while ttiles which clean white ground, colorless and transparent gloss were produced.

istanbul new mosque with its amazing iznik tiles

istanbul new mosque with its amazing iznik tiles

Tile production has become more important with the increase in construction activities in the second half of the 16th century; tiles nominally with cobalt blue, turqouise and tomato red over a white ground were produced. Tomato red, also known as coral red, disapeared after a usage of 50 years.

iznik tiles 3

This art was was also deteriorated because of the viciousness in the state, wars and economic stagnation and eventually workshop in Iznik were closed. This art has been forgotten for artists who produced Iznik tiles did not leave and information or written formula behind them. Today, such high quality original tiles are made here back in the studio.

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