Ahmed Ibrahim
1 min readJan 24, 2024

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Armenian ceramics in Jerusalem Part 2

The Armenians were well-known for their expertise in ceramics, but within a few years, they stopped working on the restoration of the Dome of the Rock because of a lack of funding and complaints about Christians working on an Islamic shrine.

In 1922, the Armenian craftsmen spread out all alone to set up two separate studios in Jerusalem, representing considerable authority in tiles and enlivened earthenware. The pioneers drew from Persian and Islamic strategies, but slowly fostered their own creative style, liberated from the limitations they had faced under Ottoman rule. Motivation came to a great extent from the creatures and scenes of their embraced country. Today, a few ceramics studios work inside Jerusalem's Armenian quarter, and the particular fine art is skilled for visiting royals and presidents and traded all over the planet.

The Jerusalem ceramic is distinctive because "you can almost hear the wind and hear the water flowing." Conversely, the earthenware made in the Ottoman Empire by ethnic Armenians utilized moderately dreary and static themes and scriptural scenes.

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Ahmed Ibrahim

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