Whirling Darwish Hand Painted Islamic Iznik Tile Wall Art
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A traditional Turkish İznik tile panel with Seljuk/Ottoman design. Handmade decorative tile plate painted in blue, red, green, and turquoise colors.
The FRAME is included with the product.
Unframed Tile Size: 20x20 cm | 8x8 inches
Framed Art Size: 27x27 cm | 10.6x10.6 inches
READY TO HANG: The decorative panel can hang on the wall, and surfaces such as a coffee table or table can be used on a stand.
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NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED - There is a hanging attachment at the back of the Islamic art
HANDMADE IN IZNIK: This tile was hand-painted using the Ottoman "Iznik" technique, dating back to the 16th century. The Iznik art technique is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process! The four classic colors turquoise, cobalt, malachite, and coral are painted on a white foundation and finished with a thick translucent glaze in this ceramic art technique. The "biscuit" base is airdried for about a week before being coated with a thick underglaze and kiln fired again.
On sketching paper, the floral motifs were first hand-drawn. The lines are pierced with a needle, and the design is placed over the tile before being coated in charcoal dust. The traces of charcoal leave an elaborately contoured "dot-to-dot" guide. After that, natural metal oxide colors are used to paint the design. Copper oxide gives off a rich cobalt blue, whereas iron oxide gives off a deep Iznik red.
The magic happens in the final phase, glazing. A satin finish is added by a thick white glaze coating, which brings out the depth in the colors. Finally, the artwork is air-dried and kilned, changing the pale tones into the characteristic, vibrant colors associated with the Ottoman era.
Because these are handcrafted, slight variations may occur. The timber frame's texture and knots may also differ.
The Calligraphy in the artwork writes;
"Either Be As You Seem or Seem As You Are", Rumi (Mevlana)
Mevlana meant by this famous saying that people should be honest with themselves and with the World by presenting their true nature as it is. Their appearance in public should reflect their real thought or they should change themselves to match how they want the public to see them. Hypocrisy in Islam is a notion of munafiq (منافقون) which are also called hypocrites.
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