Tile art, which has a long history, is frequently preferred in almost every region of Anatolia. Tile decorations were used as decoration elements in religious and civil architectural works. Different construction techniques are seen in tiles built to animate and emphasize various parts of the buildings. These techniques have been periodically modified and continued to evolve. There are regional differences in decoration, color and composition in the decorations seen on the interior and exterior facades of the buildings. It is not known exactly when and where the tile mosaic technique appears. Especially it was used during the Anatolian Seljuks period extensively and was not preferred much in Beyliks and Ottoman period’s buildings. This technique, which requires a lot of mastery and is not preferred in the Ottoman period, was used extensively in Timur period’s buildings. The emergence and development of tile mosaic technique, reasons for not being preferred in the Ottoman period, as well as the last examples of the Ottoman period will be discussed in our study. In addition, it will be revealed that some examples in the tile mosaic technique have been made with the tile inlaid technique and the necessity of evaluating these two techniques separately.
Tile Mosaic, Tile Inlaid, Ottoman, Turkish Art