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Turkish Arts



Because of the Islamic influence, Turkish art is specialized in different branches of art. Drawing a figure was forbidden and it forced artist to use only floral and geometrical motifs. These motifs, patterns were applied as a painting, carving, weaving, inlaying, filigreeing or embroidering. But there are other branches that are lesser known such as book binding, jewel crafting, copper-making, calligraphy and Ebru (marbeling). During your tours, you will see or try to do some of them; but if you have special interest to any of them, we can make your own Turkish Art tour about desired branch.

Turkish Carpets 
Knowledge of centuries provides Turks to become professionals in weaving. Knotting and coloring are the technical details but compositions and patterns are the results of the Anatolian soul.

Tile
Turkish tile (painted glaze bricks) style was taken from Chinese culture as a blue & white. Turquoise, green, brown, red, yellow and purple colors were added in following times.


Ebru (Paper Marbling)
Books were the valuable gifts or donation for anyone and anywhere and these books decorated with marbling in Ottoman time. Because of the technique and the patterns Turkish Marbling has great importance.

Calligraphy 
Skillful twists of the tiny brushes on the paper are the power of Calligrapher and we can it as “art of writing”. Different style, different periods and all promise the high-quality creative art


Jewelery 
Kasikci diamond, Topkapi Dagger, aigrettes of Sultans are the highlights and the Grand Bazaar is the capital of this art. Still some cities are famous, like Trabzon, for gold-knitting and Beypazari for silver filigreeing.

Wood Carving
Carved, inlayed or painted woods, were used as doors, boxes, dowry chests or furniture took great part of the decoration is everywhere from palace rooms to mosque.