Mekhann: When designing our embroidered framed textiles, one of our major sources of inspiration are the ceramics of Iznik. Now a somewhat sleepy, rural town in northwestern Turkey, Iznik was, at its peak, home to over 300 ceramics workshops which supplied the inexhaustible demand of the Ottoman Sultanate.
Mekhann: Although now synonymous with Holland, and thanks to the popular song, more specifically Amsterdam, the origins of the tulip actually lie further east. A clue to the geographical origin of the ‘Tulip’ lies in its etymology. The English word tulip developed from the Ottoman Turkish dülbent, or in its anglicized form tulipan.