Monday, September 24, 2012

Red Green Flower Crocheted Earrings OOAK

The crochet motifs that I made for these lovely earrings are inspired from Hatayi tile motifs of Muradiye Mosque at Manisa. Hatayi is one of the main motifs of Tezhip (Illumination). Hatayi is a stylized pattern known as “Chinese Turkestan” origin, vertical and horizontal cross-section view of the flowers. Hatayi motifs have been applied on utensils and architectural tiles ceramics at the middle of the 16 century at Iznik. The most brilliant period of Ottoman Tile art was between 15. - 18. Centuries at Iznik. The most important feature of Iznik tiles are under-glaze decoration technique and coral red color.

The Muradiye Mosque is an historical mosque in Manisa. The mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Sultan Murat III.