Middle East and Mosaic Lamp

It should be accepted; All information about how the mosaic glass lighting, which is one of the oldest and most widespread traditions of Ottoman history, has been initiated by who, is in fact a pure assumption. Along with the fact that all the statements about the subject are of course fed from the historical facts, we must never overlook the fact that every cul- ture it has reached over time has added its own contribution and story, thus transforming it into a “legend”.
It is a fact that everybody will immediately accept that this tradition which no one doubts about qualification as a “universal culture” can only develop and mature in a process that covers centuries, not just within a measurable time frame, not born from a particular geography.


In our time, with the great influence of intensive cultural exchanges among the societies; due to the widespread use of mosaic glass lighting in the geographical region that is characterized by the “east / near east / middle east” qualities in the west, together with being known and used all over the world; The thesis that the output is from the “east” is a thesis that is usually approved. It took about 100 years for mosaic glass lighting, known as gas lamps, to meet with the public at those times. 1600’s were brought to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East by Venetian merchants over the years

After India, the Iranians, the Arabs, and then the Ottomans entered into the daily life, so; the name of the mosaic glass illuminating which has become a tradition with its own dedication is of course from Persian.