Tiles… Flowers blossoming in fire… A handful of earth turning into an artwork… Having an exceptional place among the Turkish arts of ornamentation, the tile art is the most ancient, archaic and widespread Turkish art. This art may be traced back in all geographies inhabited by Turks from the Uighur Turks till date. Anatolia is like a great open-air museum exhibiting the most precious and rarest artworks of the Turkish tile art. İznik Stone Tile has also emerged at first in the Ottoman era in 15th century, and has lived its most gorgeous and magnificent days with the strengthening of the state and with new buildings and structures making the scene in 16th century. Such architectural artworks as Süleymaniye, Selimiye and Rüstem Pasha Mosques built in that century are featuring the most beautiful examples of İznik stone tiles.
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