One of our projects last week was based on a Iznik tile. The needlepoint pattern came out great on the canvas!
Here are a few of my favorites!
The history of Iznik pottery is quite interesting. Originally from Turkey, there are many examples in museums and palace walls. Wikipedia has a good amount of information online on the subject, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iznik_pottery but the most fun way to browse these amazing patterns is to go to: http://images.google.com and type in “Iznik Tiles”. Enjoy!