Gülay Ceylan & Özlem Akyüz live in Kütahya and work together at Mamara Çini.

Both the designs, drawn by Gülay Ceylan and painted by Özlem Akyüz, feature a collection of classical Ottoman flowers including the tulip and the rose. In the first design, flower vines were also added from traditional illuminated manuscript motifs alongside the contemporary pansy.


 









 




 

 

The central medallion (madalyon) in the second design is modeled after Ottoman book illumination, tezhip. The corners feature the Arabic letter vav, often used to symbolically represent the perfect human. Each vav has a classical red tulip growing from it.








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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