Ceramic Tiles

Ceramics have been produced in the Anatolian region of Turkey for thousands of years but the industry burgeoned when in 16th Cent. the Ottoman army conquered Persia and the skilled tile makers were relocated to Kutayha and Iznik.. From this time Kutayha made some of the finest tiles and were highly in demand throughout the Middle East for mosques, churches and buildings of esteem. Ceramics from the area have been admired for their strength, glazes and design through the centuries and following the growth of the industry in Kutayha the colours of the glazes intensified and the designs became more complex and intricate. Although tiles are not used as much for buildings now, the tradition of making ceramics continues, with the same techniques of hand making and moulding tiles and of painted glaze decoration of stylised motifs such as flowers.


The individual tiles are 10 cm square.

SOLD: Numbers 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12


The mosaic tiles are thick and 6 tiles make up the design shown.