Clare Louise Frost
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CLARE LOUISE FROST original fabrics
blockprinted, hand embroidered, and handwoven

Handmade in Afghanistan, India, and Turkey.

Available through my showrooms:
STUDIO FOUR NYC  |  HARBINGER LA  |  JAMES TX  |  SLOAN MIYASATO SF  | 
| MEMO TORONTO  |
| STYLE REVOLUTIONARY AUSTRALIA |

all designs copyright Clare Louise Frost 2011,2,3,4,5,6,7.

UZBEK IKATS

My curated collection of contemporary ikats are handwoven in eastern Uzbekistan in modern and traditional designs. Sourced from our favorite textile dealers in Turkey. Selected for their colors and design. 

Hand-dyed with the traditional tie-dye technique before weaving.  In traditional narrow width. 

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IZNIK TILES

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 pattern and technique. The Ottomans initially brought Persian ceramic masters to Iznik to set up the production workshops, and many motifs - cloud bands, Çintamani, chrysanthemums, 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 handpainted Iznik tiles maintain the artistic legacy of these tiles. Beautiful as accents or as full walls, and customizable to wall or panel size, our tiles are handpainted with traditional Ottoman designs in Turkey. It is important both to preserve cultural heritage and to support contemporary artisans, to find modern design applications for ageless artforms.

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filikli angora tulus

filikli angora tulus

Filikli (“angora” in Turkish) tulus are a contemporary take on traditional Anatolian village rugs.  Angora goats are native to Central Anatolia, where our tulus are handknotted, and are prized for their glossy, strong, luxe hair. Filikli tulus are handmade using long unspun, angora goat hairs on a sheep’s wool base.

Please note: The natural variation in the curl and appearance of the angora fibres is part of their beauty. Each piece is unique.

We offer three standard neutrals in standard sizes, as well as offering custom-dyed colors and sizes.

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Turkish rugs

All rugs are available at to-the-trade pricing.
Looking for something specific?
Email for information about my sourcing services. I source rugs, textiles, suzanis, antiques and more in Turkey.
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