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Turkish Nativity Set with Carnations

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Stylized carnations were used in art during the Ottoman empire to reflect wealth and abundance. Carnations in red beautifully decorate this nativity scene from Turkey. Turkish carnations are typically shown as large fan-like single flowers.

Our Turkish nativity scene features three fritware figures and a Turkish rug. These nativity figures are handcrafted in Turkey using methods and techniques from the 14th to 16th century Iznik pottery tradition of the Ottoman Empire.

Please note: This item is hand made in Turkey. Slight variations may occur from that which is pictured. The Turkish made mini rug may vary as well. 

Fritware is a pottery technique incorporating frit (ground glass), 85-90% ground quartz and a small amount of clay. When fired at high temperatures, the frit melts to bind the quartz together. The figures are then handpainted in traditional Turkish designs. The rug is machine woven in Turkey.

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4.5 inch (11 cm)
Porcelain / Ceramic
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6 Reviews

  • 4


    Posted by Brad on Dec 27th 2022

    Unique decorative nativity reflecting the craftsmanship of Turkish artists.

  • 5

    nicely done with a perfect "rug" to display on

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 21st 2020

    the design is great

  • 4

    Turkish Nativity

    Posted by Gabriella Sprenger on Mar 23rd 2020

    I am a nativity collector and this is such a most charming addition to my collection.

  • 5

    Turkish Nativity Set

    Posted by Deb on Dec 7th 2019

    Simply wonderful nativity --love the all-over floral pattern, the shape of the characters, and the little Turkish carpet is such a sweet addition!

  • 4

    Turkish Nativity w/Carnations

    Posted by Janice Wallace on Aug 4th 2019

    Love the inclusion of the rug. It helps to remind the viewer that Christ was born to all, and that folks envision his presence in their lives. Would have rated it higher, but facial ink on Mary was smudged.

  • 5

    Turkish Nativity

    Posted by Susan Soldat-Schumacher on Aug 2nd 2019

    Not only are the figures beautifully painted, the little carpet makes this a most unique nativity set.

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