One of the highlights of my visit to London were all the Turkish Ceramics and Middle Eastern designs at The Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum.
I’ve seen and studied Iznik Ceramics in books before…
But this is the first time I’ve seen ACTUAL Iznik artefacts from the 1550s, up close, with my own eyes, staring at their intricate patterns, their tessellating tile goodness, each teeny-tiny brush stroke, and marvelling at the way the colour puddles at the end of each painted line.
Yeah I got a bit excited.
And yeah I’m a bit embarrassed that I’m just in a London museum and not actually in a mosque in Istanbul, looking at these Iznik patterns, in their natural surroundings.
(There’s a travel goal in that one!)
So I really couldn’t contain myself. My heart was singing and doing cart-wheels all over the place!
I took hundreds of photos and just HAD to share some of my favourites!