Silk Kaftan, 16th century, Topkapi Palace Museum Made from a single piece of kemha (brocaded silk) without repeats, this mid-16th-century kaftan, probably worn by a son of Süleyman the Magnificent, is unique in its rich palette and marks the peak of textile weaving. The black-green ground is filled with a riot of saz leaves, pomegranates, rosettes and peonies, recalling Iznik tiles in the Topkapı Palace’s Circumcision Chamber, which dates from 1520, and manuscripts of the same era

Silk Kaftan, century, Topkapi Palace Museum Made from a single piece of…

"Chyrpy", Turkoman women’s head-robe, traditional costume, 19th century | silk embroidery on cotton cloth | Nomads ethnic textiles, Central Asia.

C Turkmenistan - "Chyrpy", turkoman women’s head-robe, traditional costume, silk embrodiery on cotton cloth.

Ottoman Clothing And Garments, Caftan, Osman II

Ceremonial caftan associated with Osman II Velvet stitches on gold cloth with blue velvet decoration and stylized lotus pattern.

scanned by Barbara Viruet: 16 or 17 c. Ottoman *patchworked* ermine-lined summer kaftan. From "Furs and Skins Owned by the Sultans" by Hulya Tezcan, in "Ottoman Costumes: From Textile to Identity", edited by Suraiya Faroqhi & Christoph K. Neumann

Ottoman *patchworked* ermine-lined summer kaftan. From "Furs and Skins Owned by the Sultans" by Hulya Tezcan, in "Ottoman Costumes: From Textile to Identity", edited by Suraiya Faroqhi & Christoph K. Scanned by Barbara Viruet.

Bindalli, ottoman turkish 19th/20th century. More modern design, traditional coat influenced by European dress. These were worn to special occasions. This is embroidered with "dival" embroiderery, metallic threads are applied to the ground fabric and stitched down.

More modern design, traditional coat influenced by European dress. These were worn to special occasions. This is embroidered with "dival" embroiderery, metallic threads are applied to the ground fabric and stitched down.


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