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Nick's Calligraphy Corner

  • İç Bedesten Şerif Ağa Sok. 24 Map It
  • The Bazaar Quarter and Environs
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Updated 11/19/2013

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One of the most unusual stores in the Grand Bazaar—indeed, anywhere—is Nick Merdenyan's tiny shop. The artist produces intricate calligraphic works and miniature paintings incorporating motifs and themes from major world religions, as well as universal nonreligious messages. Each small masterpiece is done on dried Dieffenbachia leaves, which he calls "Nick's missionary leaves of tolerance and peace."

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İç Bedesten Şerif Ağa Sok. 24, Istanbul, Turkey

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Updated 11/19/2013


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