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Balian Palestinian Pottery

Balian family of Jerusalem has been producing exclusive hand painted ceramic tiles and pottery since 1922. The family’s grandfather, Neshan Balian, came to Jerusalem in 1917 from Kutahya, Turkey. Prior to the arrival of Neshan Balian to Palestine, the production of decorative ceramic tiles and pottery in this region did not exist at all. The tiles and pottery of Balian Armenian Ceramics have been exhibited all over the world in various museums and institution. The zenith being the solo exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of Washington DC in 1992 and at ALMA (The Armenian Library and Museum of America in Boston)