Armenian alphabet handwriting

$55.00
SKU T263
Weight 0.25 KGS
Height 4.00 (in)
Width 8.00 (in)
Depth 0.25 (in)
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Do you want something handwritten using the Armenian alphabet?

Are you looking for a unique Armenian gift?

Avery personal and unique Armenian gift would be to have someone's name handwritten using the Armenian alphabet, hand painted and hand inscribed on a ceramic tile from Jerusalem.

This traditional art goes back to Kutahia, Turkey, a city south east of Istanbul, where Armenians lived and worked as ceramic artists and potters since the 14th century.

In fact, there are ceramic wares using Armenian alphabet handwriting from this period in Kutahia. These ceramic wares with Armenian writing were usually presented as gifts to priests serving in the local churches in Kutahia, or lay people, in appreciation of their service to the community. One such ceramic ware with Armenian alphabet handwriting is displayed in the Victoria and Albert museum in London, more about it here.

My family belongs to this Kutahia Armenian ceramic and pottery tradition. My grandfather Megerditch Karakashian was a master ceramic painter working in one of the potteries of Kutahia in the early 20th century.

In 1919, he moved to Jerusalem at the behest of the British mandate, to renovate the tiles of the Dome of the Rock, and thus established Armenian pottery in Jerusalem.

If you are unsure how to write your name using the Armenian alphabet, drop us a line. The tile displayed here has the name written in two languages, Armenian and Hebrew. But you can have only Armenian, or you can add English on the second line.