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Armenian Pottery

Armenian pottery, also called Armenian ceramics, is a type of hand painted pottery and ceramic tile making, founded in Jerusalem in the early twentieth century.

Armenian ceramics actually has its roots in Ottoman Turkey, but this unique art form was established in Jerusalem when in 1919 the British government invited a group of Armenian craftsmen who lived in Kutahya, Turkey, to renovate the exterior ceramic tiles of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The craftsmen came to Jerusalem , set up a workshop and planned the design and renovation of the tiles. For various reasons, the project never actually happened, but the craftsmen chose not to return to Turkey, and they stayed in Jerusalem where they produced their hand painted tiles and pottery.

What are the characteristics of Armenian pottery and tile? Aside from the repertoire of traditional designs, such as peacocks and floral designs which the families brought with them, new designs were added and adapted from local culture. They are all hand painted with deep cobalt blues, greens, turquoise, browns, yellows and some pink. The most traditional color is the deep cobalt blue.

Floral Plate - Small

Floral Plate - Small

This is a traditional multi colour floral design. This plate has a diameter of approx. 16.5 cm / 6.5".  It is made for hanging on the wall, or can also be used for serving food (can be placed in the dishwasher). ...
£ 15.77
Blue Floral Design Bowl - Small Deep

Blue Floral Design Bowl - Small Deep

This is a beautiful traditional blue floral design bowl. This bowl has a diameter of approx. 15 cm / 6. It is 6 cm / 2.5 deep. It is made for serving food (can be placed in the dishwasher) or holding nicknacks or just...
£ 15.77
Jerusalem Plate - Small

Jerusalem Plate - Small

This design portrays the Holy City of Jerusalem. This plate has a diameter of approx. 16.5 cm / 6.5".   It is made for hanging on the wall, or can also be used for serving food (can be placed in the dishwash...
£ 15.77
Holy Land - Holy Cities Plate - Small

Holy Land - Holy Cities Plate - Small

This design portrays the 3 Holy Cities of the Holyland - Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It also has a picture of both the Tree of Life and the Miracle of the Fish and Loaves (Tagbha) with a floral border. Thi...
£ 15.77
Fish and Loaves Bowl (Tagbha) - Small

Fish and Loaves Bowl (Tagbha) - Small

This design is based on one of the most beautiful ancient mosaic floors in the Holy Land, and depicts the The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes which is still preserved in the 'Church of the Loaves and Fishes' at Tabgh...
£ 15.77
Fish and Loaves Plate (Tagbha) - Small

Fish and Loaves Plate (Tagbha) - Small

This design is based on one of the most beautiful ancient mosaic floors in the Holy Land, and depicts the The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes which is still preserved in the 'Church of the Loaves and Fishes' at Tabgh...
£ 15.77
Fish and Loaves Plate (Tagbha) - Medium

Fish and Loaves Plate (Tagbha) - Medium

This design is based on one of the most beautiful ancient mosaic floors in the Holy Land, and depicts the The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes which is still preserved in the 'Church of the Loaves and Fishes' at Tabgh...
£ 21.30
Floral Design Bowl - Multi Colour Small/Shallow

Floral Design Bowl - Multi Colour Small/Shallow

This is a beautiful traditional multi colour floral design bowl (shallow). This bowl has a diameter of approx. 15 cm / 6. It is 6 cm / 2.5 deep.  It is made for serving food (can be placed in the dishwasher) or h...
£ 14.98