Rishtan Framed Blossom Tile Panel

In this ornate 50-tile ceramic panel, an elaborate floral arrangement is framed by a graceful niche that recalls the architecture of an Arabian palace, or an intricately rendered mihrab (prayer nook in a mosque). Here, the vase that normally anchors such compositions has given way to an elongated blossom that dominates a field dense with decorative foliage. Contrasting hues of azure and cobalt blue accentuate the classical design, while the leafy, cursive border pattern guides the viewer's eye towards the central element.

The work of master ceramist Rustam Usmanov, one of the most celebrated contemporary innovators of Rishtan ceramics, this tile assembly is an exceptional example of a long-established Central Asian tradition of handmade earthenware. Rishtan is a village on the branch of the Silk Route that passed through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley. The ceramic arts were first practised in Rishtan-the oldest centre of such art in Central Asia-in the 14th century, borrowing inspiration and know-how from both the blue-and-white cobalt porcelain of China and the deep blue and turquoise tiles of Andalusia.

The tiles are delivered unassembled, allowing for multiple creative ways to install them-as an eye-catching accent for a wall or a floor, embedded in a piece of furniture, or simply framed as wall art.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

50 piece tile set

Size: 1.5in square tiles; overall 7.5in x 15in

Product Code: A77-008

Price: Rs13,000

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