May 26, 2023 / 19:00
Kütahya, the most important ceramic production centre after Iznik during the Ottoman period, is a city that has kept this art alive with its traditional methods until today. In the 18th century, Kütahya tile-making, which gave its most competent examples and then declined with the decrease in production and diversity, was revived in the late 19th century. As an "urban art" in a line between Iznik and Çanakkale tile-making, it became one of the essential parts of the Ottoman art mosaic with its rich product range and continuity.
In the guided tour, social, cultural and communal life in the Ottoman Empire is analysed through the motifs in the works in the Coffee Break exhibition and the Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection. Participants have the opportunity to see artefacts that are not on display in the show.
Turkish coffee is offered to our guests participating in the exhibition tour at Pera Cafe.
The 30-minute guided tour is free of charge, and the language is Turkish. The quota is limited. To join the tour, you can make a reservation via email@example.com e-mail address.
Discovered in Ethiopia as the “magic fruit,” and reaching the land of the Ottomans through Yemen in the 15th century, coffee soon assumed its place as a prestigious beverage in the palace and wealthy households.
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Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.
He didn’t expect this from me. And I hadn’t expected that we would decide to get married that day, at that moment. Everything happened all of a sudden, but exactly like it was supposed to happen in our day. We thought of the idea of marriage simultaneously, we smiled simultaneously, blinking and opening our eyes in unison.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The museum is closed on Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 80 TL
Discounted: 40 TL
Groups: 60 TL (minimum 10 people)
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