Thursday, July 09, 2009

Folk Art

I am excited to bring the rich heritage of Iznik Tiles that is so true to Turkish ceramic art dating to 16th century. Here are a few of my most liked {motifs by name}:

{ hatayli } in red, green, turquoise, blue and white

{ chintemani } in red, cobalt blue, turquoise and white

{ ulama } in turquoise, cobalt blue, red and white

Today the Iznik tiles are made in a small lovely town of Iznik (former Greek: Nicaea) in western Anatolia, and created with painstaking handcrafted techniques. Because of their rich colours and flawless quality, the tiles have been treasured by art enthusiasts around the world.


  1. Nihal, they are exquisite..I have never seen such beautiful combination of colors..definitely loving them in my home. happy weekend :P big hugs.......M

  2. @ Maryam: I owe every bit of joy, inspiration, and fun to all of you! In this sense, I want to thank you for the love and encouragement you've shown me:) I adore *each one of you* more than I can express! Stay.

  3. Absolutely exquisite. The patterns and colors are just wow!!!

    I can only imagine how fantastic they look when used in design decor.

  4. Those are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. @ Emma: So lovely to find your note! Warm welcome wishes to you, looking forward your next visits and cheer me up with more notes:)

  6. Such colors, such design. They are really beautiful. I think the first one is my favorite, but, maybe not... hard to choose.


  7. Hi Nihal
    Greetings from Coimbatore,India. I happened to pass by and took the liberty of viewing your blog. You have a great post. Thanks for sharing the amazing folk art of Iznik Tiles.What amzing designs & colours. Pure joy & ecstasy.
    You are welcome to visit my blog.
    Have a nice day. Best wishes

  8. @ Ram: How lovely to hear a warm greetings from Coimbatore, called the "Manchester of South India"!

    The multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country of India has seen a lot of development. For sure, I'll be visiting your page to learn more and more.

    Many thanks for your kind words, appreciate a lot. And its so nice to welcome you in Istanbul:)