1480 – 1500
The background color of dark blue with cobalt blue pigment in compositions implimented “Rumi” as the dominate pattern and was chiefly found during this early period begining in the 1480’s. (Table 2.3) 1480 ‘den duraklasa and stopped at some time between 1560 to 1570. It later started up again and lasted until the end of 1620. The Rumi motif was used by Ottoman craftsmen and artisans in all ways within the entire decorative art field and trades. Book illustrations, fabrics, wood carvings, carpets, oriental rugs, gold, silver, copper, bronze metals were used for any and every purpose imaginable. There was a small renaissance happening in this area. The actual origins were Anatolian. Before the start of Turkish migration to Central Asia and later to Anatolia, the Aremenians and Greeks were migrating from Anatolia to Iran. At that time, this very wide open region was called Diyar-i-Rum” and named “Rumi” by everyone passing through and the name continues from this origin. The exact meaning of the word “Anatolia”. This collection of designs were created by artists from Greece and Armenia. Seljuk adopted the motifs and then applied to everything being made practically in the Mıddle East, (picture 58). It was a flourishing time for everyone and extraordinary progress was made during this period of the Ottoman Empire. For these reasons the production period of Iznik Ceramics have endured for centuries in popularity and bringing riches, success and jobs to the area. This would be any artisan’s dream to be working in this dynamic area. Continue in the book………….
MUSEE NATİONAL Dİ CERAMİQUE SEVRES
Ø : 40 cm. Date: 1480
Rumi motif and fig leaves