This lapis lazuli pendant in the shape of a tulip flower (pronounced la-leh in Turkish) is suspended using the ancient jewellery-making technique of wire wrapping. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word “tulband” meaning “turban”, reflecting the bloom’s origins in Anatolia. The flowers played a prominent role during the Tulip Era in the 18th century when they became a symbol of the Ottoman Empire's opulence and refined taste.
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