Levent Kum lives and works in Istanbul.

This tile is inspired by the Kaabah tile paintings which during Ottoman times were frequently placed in mosques and palaces to designate the direction to Mecca. Similar tiles were used both for ornamentation and as maps of the city of Mecca. The keyhole-shaped map of Mecca is framed by a swaying garden of roses and tulips.

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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