I just wanted to make a quick post about a show that I have been enjoying on Netflix called the Magnificent Century. this show is basically a telenovela of the court of Suleiman and his harem. The most delightful thing is that is was filmed in the Topkapi Palace where you will see many of the Isnik manufactured tiles that inspired the Sophia line in Ravenna Relics.
You can see the tiles in the background of this still image of the Sultan Valide, Suleiman’s mother.
I highly recommend the show, not so much for historical accuracy, but as a visual treat. The costuming is exquisite, and again, leave expectations of historical accuracy at the door. Just enjoy the ride. 🙂
Sophia at Ravenna Relics
And if you are looking for t-shirts, mugs or canvas totes with watercolor and digital collages inspired by the Ottoman decorative tiles, check out Ravenna Relics. We have several designs to choose from. Let us know what you think in the comments.