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An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century

An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century

16th century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

16th century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

‘Tılsımlı Gömlek / Talismaic shirt’. Collarless shirt made of white, tightly-woven and thin linen. Decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future. Ottoman, 15th or 16th century. (Topkapi Palace Museum / Imperial Wardrobe Collection).

‘Tılsımlı Gömlek / Talismaic shirt’. Collarless shirt made of white, tightly-woven and thin linen. Decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future. Ottoman, 15th or 16th century. (Topkapi Palace Museum / Imperial Wardrobe Collection).

‘Tılsımlı Gömlek / Talismaic shirt’.  Collarless shirt made of white, tightly-woven and thin linen.  Decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.  Ottoman, ca. 16th century.

‘Tılsımlı Gömlek / Talismaic shirt’. Collarless shirt made of white, tightly-woven and thin linen. Decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future. Ottoman, ca. 16th century.

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Turkish Academic Reveals Ottomans' 'Magic Shirts' In New Work | Timaş Yayınları

Turkish Academic Reveals Ottomans' 'Magic Shirts' In New Work | Timaş Yayınları

Enchanted Prince shirt: The shirt; people that protect against disease and enemies from the future danger, which is believed to heal the sick, were read, with some prayer, blubber was either on the effective verses with charms, prayers, talismans and so is a shirt that has been written. Located in the Topkapi Museum

Enchanted Prince shirt: The shirt; people that protect against disease and enemies from the future danger, which is believed to heal the sick, were read, with some prayer, blubber was either on the effective verses with charms, prayers, talismans and so is a shirt that has been written. Located in the Topkapi Museum

This rare and important 8th-century silk tunic with Arab inscription originating from Sogdiana, Central Asia

This rare and important 8th-century silk tunic with Arab inscription originating from Sogdiana, Central Asia

Ottoman talismanic shirt (Jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers.  Turkey, 16th / 17th century

Ottoman talismanic shirt (Jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers. Turkey, 16th / 17th century

An ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th century

An ottoman talismanic shirt (jama) with extracts from the Qur'an and prayers, Turkey, 16th century

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