This is a very interesting video on traditional Turkish tile making I found on the cool hunting website.
A celebrated Turkish art form dormant for more than 300 years, Iznik tiles play an integral role in Turkey's Ottoman Empire history and the production of them today is a labor of love.
This video features Istanbul-based architectural historian Gökhan Karakuş, who takes us through the history and modern-day labor-intensive process of making these beautiful tiles.
I love videos that show the process of how things are made, particulary traditional art forms. It makes one appreciate handmade objects much more once they see the time, skill and energy that goes into them.
Cool Hunting Video: Iznik Tiles from Cool Hunting on Vimeo.
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