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My name is ÇİNİ…

A traditional Turkish handicraft with a history of more than a thousand years.

The first example started to be seen in Anatolia at the end of the 14th century and continued its development in the 16th century in the city Nicaea also known as Iznik, the first Turkish capital of Anatolia.

There are some must-haves that come with being traditional and unique.

My materials and quality workmanship must come from the hands of the master. My dough should hold its consistency and must be shaped expertly to gain smooth surface for perfect motifs.

My colours & motifs…

Hands drawing tile motifs from the depths of history must be skilful. The artists should add their own souls to the motifs they draw. The most common traditional motifs in Iznik tiles are flower motifs mainly tulips and hyacinths as designs as well as pomegranates, and carnations. To bring these motifs into life they have to be painted with Iznik red, Iznik blue and Iznik turquoise.

I arise from fire…

The excitement begins when the drawing is completed. Now I am covered with the glaze with no drawing or colour left. That is how I go into the oven and cooked very patiently. My glazes over me starts to become glassy and transparent. My colours and motifs begin to emerge, my flowers slowly bloom. This is how I arise from the fire.

That’s my story.

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