If you've ever been to Turkey, you'll know that their Ceramics are a big part of its cultural flare. Throughout the Grand Bazaar and and many corner shops and tourist locales you will find a plethora of Turkish ceramic artwork... mostly in the form of intricate and colorful, handmade bowls and plates. Being an artist myself, I have long been drawn to this historically rich artform, and it's been one of my favorite things about Turkey (along with the food and people, of course!)
We've known for a while now that we wanted to carry Turkish ceramics at Modefa, but the exact form we were unsure of. Fitting with the theme of our shop, we wanted to make sure the pieces would be primarily of Islamic themes, tying together Turkey's cultural and religious identity.
Last year, we were able to find a Turkish artisan whose work we admired, and who was willing to collaborate with us on a collection for Modefa. The result was this series of 10 plates, 5 in red and 5 in blue. Each plate is handmade, and hand painted with an Islamic theme: Allah, Muhammad, Tawhid, Ayatul Kursi, or Surat Al Ikhlas. Each plate comes packaged in a simple white gift box, making a perfect gift for loved ones, especially during special ocassions like Ramadan or Eid.
We are proud of the final result and are happy to share this collection with our Modefa customers! Inshallah, you will all enjoy them as well.
~ Sincerely, Tara Cetinkaya, Modefa Co-Founder and CEO