Art is a different language to communicate with people to link the emotions but if there is money involve that call craft. However both of them are leaning to skill, vision and other creative elements… Delicate curve of Ottoman Tulips to colorful compositions of Turkish modern artists, art has a great diversity in Turkey… Due to our uneven dynamics and mixture of cultures, Turkish culture has always been provoking the artist to create new and stunning works… Under the shadow of Islam, plastic-art couldn’t develop but this substituted with other paths of Art. Wood carving, tiles, music, architecture, jewel-crafting… Let the Blue Phoenix reveal the unrecognised beauties of Turkey for you…

INTERESTING FACTS…

  • Tomato Red used in Ottoman tiles that produced only in 16th century the ingredient still unknown…
  • Kundekari, the technique to combine the chased geometrical wooden parts to each other without pins or glue on the wooden doors or window shelters. This technique lets the wooden fragments last longer than normal as each pieces supported with the other…
  • In Ottoman Period, books were the valuable items that even became a donation material because of their value

 

SOME WELL-KNOWN TURKISH ARTS

 

TILES

TILES

High quality tiles of Ottomans are the century’s long process of developing the combination of Chinese Porcelain techniques to Ishtar gates painted glaze ceramics. Tiles are great materials that never fade away in the time and long-lasting with its hard feature…

JEWELERY

JEWELERY

Jewels are the poems written on gold or silver with precious & semi-precious stones. Jewel-crafting needs hand-skills and even today, it is a family job for generations. Topkapi Palace Treasury has the most extensive collection of jewels.

ART ON STONE

ART ON STONE

Architecture was not just the built a places but the part of decorating the city. It was important that edifices should tugs at people heart strings as well as its function. Divrigi Great mosque count as the best of stone work in Turkey….

TEXTILE & RUGS & CARPET

TEXTILE & RUGS & CARPET

For the trained eyes, knitted or weaved items could reveal their stories. Hand loom cottons to Silk Carpet to Ottoman Palaces, they are just fascinating... Oldest carpet of the world is remained form 3 BC weaved by Turks and today, you can examine this traditional way of weaving.

PAPER RELATED CRAFTS

PAPER RELATED CRAFTS

Paper was the valuable items before 19th century. For that reason decoration & protection of those items created new crafts. Illumination & calligraphy for decoration, marbling for protection against insects and bookbinding for protection against nature…

ART ON WOOD

ART ON WOOD

Wood was the most common element for daily use items. Those painted, carved and inlayed items use in many places such as chests, windows, tables … Depends on the usage place, those items shows great difference with their art on them…

 

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