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Istanbul ramble 1268.jpg

Istanbul ramble 1268.jpg

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Close-up of a 16th century Iznik tile. An example of the pure white ground on which the prevailing red and blue design (stylised leaves, flowers and blossoms) is depicted.
These designs were drawn by the artists of the Topkapı Sarayı workshop and sent to the potters at Iznik for transfer to the tile panels and plates, which were not only used in the mosques and palaces of the Ottoman Empire, but were exported all over Europe.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Islamic Architecture: Ottoman Turkey’ (Godfrey Goodwin) – London 1977

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