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bahar

Underglaze hand painted made-to-order IZNIK tiles.  Handmade in Turkey.

IZNIK tiles are one of the most recognizable of all Ottoman arts. The iconic underglaze painted tiles are named after their production center in Iznik – ancient Nicaea, of the Nicaean Code – which lies on the eastern shore of the Marmara Sea.

Although the earlier Seljuk Turks had used glazed tiles as architectural ornaments, it was the Ottomans who refined the art in terms of both pattern and technique. The Ottomans initially brought Persian ceramic masters to Iznik to set up the production workshops, and many motifs - cloud bands, Çintamani, chyrsanthemums, and more - have roots in Chinese, Persian, and Mughal arts.  Other motifs, like the tulip and the carnation, are Ottoman symbols.

The height of Iznik tiles in both design and technique was the 16th century, during the height of the Ottoman Empire. Famous imperial mosques like Sultanahmet (The Blue Mosque) and Rüstem Paşa Mosque, among many others, are covered floor-to-ceiling in exquisite Iznik tiles. The Ottoman palace and seat of power Topkapı is also famous for its tiles.

Our hand painted Iznik tiles maintain the artistic legacy of these tiles. Beautiful as accents or as full walls, and customisable to wall or panel size, our tiles are hand painted with traditional Ottoman designs in Turkey. We feel it is important both to preserve cultural heritage and to support contemporary artisans; finding new modern design applications for this prized art form is our passion and joy.  

For more information, please email info@clarelouisefrost.com

 

 

Mini Squares // 5 x 5cm // 2in x 2in


ACCENT tiles // 10 x 10cm // 3.94in x 3.94in approx

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  ZEYNEP  / Marigold / 10 x 10cm

ZEYNEP / Marigold / 10 x 10cm

  ZEYNEP  / Blue / 10 x 10cm

ZEYNEP / Blue / 10 x 10cm

  ZEYNEP  / Yellow / 10 x 10cm

ZEYNEP / Yellow / 10 x 10cm

  GEMI  / Bright Red / 10 x 10cm

GEMI / Bright Red / 10 x 10cm

  ZEYNEP  / White / 10 x 10cm

ZEYNEP / White / 10 x 10cm

ACCENT tiles // 15 x 15cm // 5.9in x 5.9in approx

Hand painted Iznik-style underglaze hand painted tiles are made to order in Turkey and shipped directly.  Please note that tiles are produced in metric measurements.
Some accent tiles can be produced to create repeating patterns. Please email info@clarelouisefrost.com for more information.


  CAMPANULA  / 15 x 15cm

CAMPANULA / 15 x 15cm

  GÜLISTAN  / 15 x 15cm

GÜLISTAN / 15 x 15cm

  LALEZAR  / 15 x 15cm

LALEZAR / 15 x 15cm


BAHAR ACCENT tile // 20 x 10cm // 7.87in x 3.94in approx

Hand painted Iznik-style underglaze hand painted tiles are made to order in Turkey and shipped directly.  Please note that tiles are produced in metric measurements.


  BAHAR  / single tile / 20 x 10cm

BAHAR / single tile / 20 x 10cm

  BAHAR /  two tiles / 20 x 20cm

BAHAR / two tiles / 20 x 20cm

BAHAR accent tile

Bahar means 'spring' - a woman's name as well as the season of flowers. Our Bahar accent tile is a celebration of lively flowers, red Anatolian tulips and blue carnations - both Ottoman symbols - and ribbon-like leaves in spring green and Turkish turquoise.

Accent tiles do not create repeating designs, and are excellent as accents in kitchen backsplashes, interspersed on bathroom walls, etc.  Shown in arrangements of one and two tiles arrangements.

Iznik tiles are for wall and accent use. Can be used in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens. Not for use as flooring. Small cracks in the glaze are hallmarks of the process and not flaws.

Dimensions: 20 x 10 cm // 7.87 in x 3.94 in approx
Depth: 0.75cm // 0.3 in approx
Handmade to order in Turkey.


ACCENT + REPEATING tiles // 20 x 20cm // 7.87in x 7.87in approx

Hand painted Iznik-style underglaze hand painted tiles are made to order in Turkey and shipped directly.  Please note that tiles are produced in metric measurements.


ACCENT TILES // accent tiles do not create repeating patterns.

  KAPTAN  / 20 x 20cm

KAPTAN / 20 x 20cm

  PINAR  / 20 x 20cm

PINAR / 20 x 20cm

  NAZLI  / 20 x 20cm

NAZLI / 20 x 20cm


REPEATING TILES // repeating tiles create ongoing, connecting patterns.

 

BORDER SCROLLS // 10 x 20cm // 3.94in x 7.87in

Border scroll tiles form horizontally-repeating designs.


Hand painted Iznik-style underglaze hand painted tiles are made to order in Turkey and shipped directly. Each border scroll tile is 10 x 20cm or approximately 3.94in x 7.87in. Please note that tiles are produced in metric measurements. 

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  NAR BORDER SCROLL / 10 x 20cm

NAR BORDER SCROLL / 10 x 20cm

  PAPATYA BORDER SCROLL / 10 x 20cm

PAPATYA BORDER SCROLL / 10 x 20cm

  ARABESK BORDER SCROLL / 10 x 20cm

ARABESK BORDER SCROLL / 10 x 20cm

 

MULTI-TILE panels

Hand painted Iznik-style underglaze hand painted tiles are made to order in Turkey and shipped directly.  Please note that tiles are produced in metric measurements.


BARBAROS // four-tile panel //
Each tile measures 20 x 20cm / 7.87in x 7.87in approx
Total panel measures 40 x 40cm / 15.75in x 15.75in approx


HAYAT // multi-tile repeating pattern, minimum six tiles, size customisable //
Each tile measures 20 x 20cm / 7.87in x 7.87in approx //
six-tile panel measures 60 x 40cm / 23.6in x 15.75in approx