Magnetic bookmark - Iznik TileStationery
Created exclusively for the Ashmolean, this bookmark features a 16th century Iznik tiles design from the museum's collection.
Iznik (named after the town in western Anatolia where it was made) is a decorated ceramic that was produced from the last quarter of the 15th century until the end of the 17th century. The design, most often used for ceramics, also adorns tiles used to decorate Mosques. Pattern in nonfigural art is important in the Islamic faith as the use of geometry is thought to reflect the language of the universe and help the believer to reflect on life and the greatness of creation.