12 cm Hand Painted and Slotted Blue Ceramic Bowl
- Hand painted ceramic slotted bowl in blue.
- Decorated with traditional patterns
- 12 cm diameter.
- Origin: Kutahya, Turkey
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By the 17th century, Kutahya was one of the Ottoman Empire’s main ceramics centers. In his famous travelogue “Seyahatname,” Ottoman traveler Evliya Celebi, who had roots in Kutahya, heaped praise on the city’s ceramics. They “are not peculiar to any land,” he wrote to emphasize their uniqueness, reporting hundreds of people working in 34 ceramic workshops in 1671. The making of ceramics in Kutahya dates back to the 13th century. The designs and colors of initial creations resembled the style of Iznik, the leading ceramics center of the time, which is dominated by blue and white, symbolizing respectively eternity-freedom and purity in Anatolian ceramic traditions.