Istanbul Shopping

Nick's Calligraphy Corner

  • Cevahir Bedesteni 24 Map It
  • The Bazaar Quarter and Environs
  • Crafts

Published 07/06/2016

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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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Cevahir Bedesteni 24, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Published 07/06/2016


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