Coffee Break

The Adventure of Coffee in Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics
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Pera Museum presents a selection from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection focusing on coffee, which was at the center of drinking culture during Ottoman era and continued to be so through the Republic of Turkey. One of the three big collections of Suna and İnan Foundation, Kütahya tiles and ceramics have been an important branch of Ottoman arts and crafts from the 18th to the 20th century. Preserving its cultural importance since its first discovery, coffee pursued its adventure in our daily lives with contributions of ceramics masters from Kütahya. Coffee cups, jugs, ewers and water pipes have become essential companions of both coffee and its rituals. Coffee Break: the Adventure of Coffee in Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics exhibition investigates the various routines, rituals, and relationships centered on coffee, as well as concepts associated with modernism, such as public space, social roles, and economics, through an examination of coffee culture and Kütahya ceramic production, which largely contributed to its development.

Publication Year: 2014
Number of pages: 61
ISBN: 978-605-4642-29-8

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