Tiles revive in hands of Bursa masters

Tiles revive in hands of Bursa masters

BURSA – Anadolu Agency
Tiles revive in hands of Bursa masters

Centuries-old ceramics uncovered in many parts of Turkey are being restored in the hands of masters in Bursa Municipality’s restoration workshops, according to a statement made by the municipality.

Turgut Tuna of Bursa Uludağ University and Rana Akın, a ceramic technician, are conducting the workshop. 

Stating that they had ceramic tiles from the Seljuk, Byzantine and Ottoman eras, Tuna said they restored them to their original states after determining their norms and standards. 

Bursa is a rich region in terms of tiles. There are the remains of many artifacts from the Beylic era to the first years of the republic. Our goal is to protect our cultural heritage and give an idea to restorers, art historians and ceramic makers.” 

Tuna said Bursa’s ceramics had a long history, adding that the remains from 7,500 years ago were unearthed during excavations in Ulupınar.

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