Ottoman Iznik print mask
This double-layered silk mask is printed with an endless vine scroll of turquoise, blue, and red tulips, carnations, hyacinths and other flowers. The design is inspired by high status painted and glazed ceramic objects and architectural tiles from the Ottoman period made in Iznik, a town southeast of Istanbul, Turkey. Between ca. 1480–1700, demand for these court-sponsored luxury wares spread like wildfire across the Ottoman Empire and Europe. Floral patterns in this style became the most recognizable design aesthetic of the Ottoman dynasty.
Sonia Aslam and Sehrish Shams for Bebek Jewels, Turkey/USA
Designed in Maryland, USA
Made in Istanbul, Turkey
Printed silk with polyester lining
Royal Ontario Museum
2021.74.2, Gift in memory of PK Ladhani