Turkish Tile

Inspired by the water of the Mediterranean, we’ve selected variations on blue-and-white Turkish tiles.

• This Tile dates back to 16th century Iznik, where the ceramics stayed within a palette of white, cobalt blue, and turquoise. The potters tried to imitate the decorative elements of 15th century Ming porcelain, adapting the stylized foliage, arabesques, and clouds to tiles.

• Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s Bowl is a calm sea of turquoise beneath a thin unglazed rim, floating above any distinction of time and style.

• The Mary Katrantzou Spring 2013 Collection reflects the fusion of Mediterranean and Asian design that reaches back centuries. She combined Greek key patterns and Asian geometric knots into intricate prints.

• Sukan’s Pillow is covered with an antique kilim with blue and beige geometric patterns.

• Senem Ozge’s Coasters are made of ceramic tile with traditional Anatolian designs, including this blue and white floral one.

• These Coasters by Vintage Art Factory have a slightly worn look that allows the travertine tile surface to work with the ornamental designs.

• Beyhan’s Necklace strings together layers of colorful flowers made of oya, or Turkish needle lace traditionally used as edging for headscarves. Her Scarf is made of ikat fabric with a blue and cream zig-zag pattern, and the edges have a beaded lace trim.

• Latypova’s Tile is hand painted with a blue-and-white Iznik style pattern.

• This Bracelet by Pinara Design strings together crocheted lace flowers inspired by Hatayi tile motifs.

• These Earrings by Clover Istanbul are clay domes glazed with chamomile flowers on a blue background.