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Turkish Nativity Scene with Red Tulips

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The tulip is a traditional motif in Turkish art and it beautifully decorates this nativity scene from Turkey. Did you know in the 16th century, the Dutch brought tulip bulbs to Holland from Turkey? The name tulip is derived from the Turkish word tulbend (or turban). Tulips in Turkey are a symbol of peace and prosperity.

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.

See more unique nativity sets or more nativity scenes from Turkey.


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4.5 inch (11 cm)
Porcelain / Ceramic
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3 Reviews

  • 5

    beautiful art work decorating the family

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 21st 2020

    this collection is unique and brings smiles

  • 5

    Just Lovely!

    Posted by LHoward on Dec 10th 2019

    We lived in Turkey, but never saw these while there. It’s the perfect little Nativity to remind us of that time; big smiles on everyone’s faces when I put it out. The figures themselves seem well-made, the painted tulips are lovely, the faces are sweet, and a small carpet is the perfect touch! I have sent pictures to other friends who lived there or visited, and they love it, as well. Here’s hoping I passed on info to future clients!

  • 5

    The product is an excellent small Nativity set.

    Posted by Howard Hinesley on Jul 25th 2019

    Excellent product.

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