The art of Turkish tiles and ceramics have been prominent in Islamic Art since the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th century.
The Uighurs are Muslims and regard themselves as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations.
This movement was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, and (especially) Iranian Seljuk art.
Places like, Seljuk mosques, medreses (theological academies), tombs, and palaces were lavishly decorated with exquisite tiles, to display their ceramic culture.
Following the defeat of the Byzantine army in 1071 by the Anatolian Seljuk Turks, a rapid increase of Turkish influence was witnessed in Anatolia, which led to the creation of countless works of art and collaborations. The consolidation of the Seljuk State was interrupted by Mongol invasions in the middle of the 13th century but the arrival of Turkish tribes from Turkestan, Azerbaijan and Khorasan led to a revival of Turkish tradition and culture in Anatolia and to a new period of research in art and culture.
Seeing all these ceramics together, they all influence each other in different ways. All these countries merged a movement in cultural tiling art.
Using these images and some photos of my own, I plan to take this into screen printing to sample then perhaps incorporating free stitching to then use in Photoshop & Illustrator.