İZNİK POTTERIES IN MASJID AL-NABAWI

İznik Mavi Çini contributed to the restoration of the Masjid Al-Nabawi with the newest production İznik Pottery closest to the original. İznik Mavi Çini, by concluding its R&D studies successfully, completed the production of İznik Pottery of the Masjid Al-Nabawi, which has the grave of Muhammad, prophet of the Islamic world, in one month.

Iznik Blue Tile succeeded the closest production to the original.

İznik Mavi Çini, which produced the same character as the original İznik Pottery in the restoration of many monumental works, completed the production of İznik Tile in Masjid Al-Nabawi, where the tomb of Muhammed (peace be upon him) is located in Medina, with long technical researches and applications. Mahmut Çalışkan, co-founder and technical manager of the business, stated that the Egyptian firm, who undertook the restoration in June 2019, was meeting with them and asked for samples. Çalışkan stated that they developed the closest body-primer-paint and glaze as a result of the R&D study, and that they finally succeeded in making the sample closest to the original. Çalışkan also stated that they started production for Masjid Al-Nabawi with the contract made in December 2019 and completed the production in one month. Çalışkan said that they had the peace of fulfilling the historical responsibility of taking part in such a project.

Potteries Missing in the Qibla Wall Will be Completed

In the decoration application, under the supervision of the artist Serap Ereyli, the founder partner of İznik Mavi Çini, the potteries produced by expert Mavi Çini artists, which resemble the original decorated products, were sent to Medina in the first month of 2020. The potteries that are missing in the Qibla wall of Masjid Al-Nabawi will be completed with potteries produced by İznik Mavi Çini. İznik Mavi Çini has played an important role by producing with the same character as the original İznik Potteries in the restoration of many important works such as Istanbul Eyüp Sultan Tomb, Bursa Green Tomb, Erzurum Hatuniye -twin minarets- Madrasa, Iznik Green Mosque and Bursa Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum and by bringing these works to future generations.

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