Watch How Unique İznik Tiles Are Made

Stop by a tile shop in İznik, the capital of civilizations.

İznik, district of Bursa, is a city that has been the capital of many civilizations. It is also the capital of tile. This magnificent art came to life in skillful hands and lived its golden period in the 14th and 15th centuries. The tiles used in the decoration of many mosques and palaces of the period further increased the splendor of these structures. Since it contains 80% quartz , that is, semi-precious stone minaret, it has entered the ceramics literature as "Ceramics Impossible to Manufacture". The craftsmen embroidered on tiles symbolizing the social life and beliefs of the period they lived with motifs.

The tiles, in which the symbols of peace and love are described with colors and motifs, constitute an important part of our historical and cultural heritage that has been transferred to the present day.