kyrall (Turkish for "king"). Shyrdak Rug. Shyrdak or felt art, is an age-old tradition of the nomadic Kyrgyz people. Part mosaic, part quilt, the interlocking patterns and distinctive borders of shyrdak combine to create a rich tapestry. The designs incorporate images of sacred myths and symbols, with colors reflecting the balance in nature and the cyclical rhythm of the nomad’s world. // text from lavivahomes @ http://www.lavivahome.com/shyrdak/shyrdak-rugs.html?___SID=U

kyrall (Turkish for "king"). Shyrdak Rug. Shyrdak or felt art, is an age-old tradition of the nomadic Kyrgyz people. Part mosaic, part quilt, the interlocking patterns and distinctive borders of shyrdak combine to create a rich tapestry. The designs incorporate images of sacred myths and symbols, with colors reflecting the balance in nature and the cyclical rhythm of the nomad’s world. // text from lavivahomes @ http://www.lavivahome.com/shyrdak/shyrdak-rugs.html?___SID=U

Depicting a late 17th-century Ottoman garden party hosted by the Queen Mother (Valide Sultan) for Madame Girardin, wife of the French ambassador, paintings such as this provide valuable insight into Ottoman garden design.

Depicting a late 17th-century Ottoman garden party hosted by the Queen Mother (Valide Sultan) for Madame Girardin, wife of the French ambassador, paintings such as this provide valuable insight into Ottoman garden design.

Turkish version of the Wonders of creation, A huge bird carries a man on its back, Walters Manuscript W.659, fol. 159b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Turkish version of the Wonders of creation, A huge bird carries a man on its back, Walters Manuscript W.659, fol. 159b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Matrakçı Nasuh - Tercan ve Mama Hatun Türbesi yakınında Fırat'ın kolu Karasu-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)

Matrakçı Nasuh - Tercan ve Mama Hatun Türbesi yakınında Fırat'ın kolu Karasu-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)

DesertRose/// masha'allah///Klasik Türk Sanatları Vakfı

DesertRose/// masha'allah///Klasik Türk Sanatları Vakfı

Beautiful Painting of The Ottoman Empire

Beautiful Painting of The Ottoman Empire

Grand plat, terre siliceuse à décor bleu et blanc, Turquie ottomane, Iznik, vers 1480

Grand plat, terre siliceuse à décor bleu et blanc, Turquie ottomane, Iznik, vers 1480

Revzen-i Menkuş, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Revzen-i Menkuş, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Kalyon Çini Pano

Kalyon Çini Pano

Silks for the Sultans - textiles from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul

Silks for the Sultans - textiles from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul

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