Iznik Tiles, are a unique product with a dazzling history of glory during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. In the XV. and XVII. centuries, the Ottoman Emperors built magnificent palaces and mosques, lovely fountains, beautiful public baths, kitchens, estates, and covered their walls with beautiful handpainted tiles. These famous tiles and other ceramic wares were designed and produced by the artisans of the little town called Iznik, one time the capital of the Empire. The designs of these tiles were prepared by court artists, and nearly all of them were inspired by the flowers that were most in favor at the Sultan’s palace: tulips, carnations, pomegranate flowers, roses. The colors, however, were inspired from the semi-precious stones: cobalt, lapis lazuli, turquoise, coral and emerald.
The fame of the artists went beyond their artistic skills. The Iznik artisans also found and invented some tile making techniques, including; successfully adding red color to the tiles and application of the white under-coatings and glass-like hard glazes.
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