In this section of our website you will find a wide range of contemporary production, screen- printed wall tiles.
Named after the town of Iznik, located in the Bursa Province of North West Turkey and on the banks of the Iznik Lake, these tiles replicate the traditional artistic designs produced for centuries in this region. With a rich cultural history spanning Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, local archaeological sites have provided important information about the historical, cultural and artistic heritage of traditional Iznik ceramic design and handicraft.
One of the most significant developments in Turkish tile and ceramic production is known to have begun as early as the 11th Century with the west-ward emigration of the Seljuk Turks into Anatolia. In the later decades of the 15th Century, Iznik potters began to produce blue and white “frit ware” ceramics the designs of which were clearly influenced by the Ottoman Court in Istanbul. Most of the important palaces, mosques and other significant buildings constructed in the Ottoman era commissioned Iznik potters and artists to produce decorative tiles based on specific artistic designs. Gradually, this court and official patronage resulted in the development of a technically and artistically advanced ceramic industry in Iznik and, later, Kutahya.
Nearly non-existant between the early 18th century latter 19th centuries, there has been a revival of tile and ceramic production, primarily in Kutahya.
Contemporary production Iznik Design Tiles from Kutahya are highly-regarded, quality products which have achieved world-wide recognition and appreciation. Based on original Ottoman artistic designs, generally floral or geometric, and with distinctive use of colour, primarily red, green, blue, turquoise and black on a pure white base, these beautiful tiles have a highly-glazed finish and a clean, contemporary appeal.
We are pleased to be able to offer, for your consideration, a wide range of Iznik Design Tiles which have been screen-printed in Kutahya, Turkey.
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