Early 17th century textile from the book, Silks for the Sultans - Textile Museum of Topkapi, Istanbul, Turkey.

Petit Cabinet de Curiosites - Early century textile from the book, Silks for the Sultans - Textile Museum of Topkapi, Istanbul, Turkey.

wallacegardens: Turkish woven textile, tulips, late 16th Century, silk and silver lamella. The tulips represent true-to-life depictions of Turkish plants, but with the added abstract emblem-like elements.

Islamic textile w/gold & silver thread and tulip motif.Lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella Turkey; half of century, Ottoman Empire

Driftwood Wall Art, this would be cute DIY add some hooks and make it a coat rack/hat rack

Driftwood Wall Art, this would be cute DIY add some hooks and make it a coat rack/hat rack

Textile fragment. The main blue + white motif makes me think of moon gates...

Turkish textile fragment - now if I could only find the source.

Fragment of silk velvet. Ottoman period (second half of 15th century)

Fragmentary silk velvet with repeating tiger-stripe and cintamani design, Ottoman period (ca. second half of century Turkey, Bursa Silk, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded;

Textile with Large Chintamani Design Object Name: Fragment Date: 16th century Geography: Turkey Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)

Textile with Large Chintamani Design Object Name: Fragment Date: century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) Dimensions: Textile: H. cm) Mount: H 43 in.

Çintamani- The famous Ottoman fabrics were made chiefly of silk, and were constructed in a variety of complex weaves, such as brocade, velvet and voided velvet, lampas, damask, and more.

Çintamani- The famous Ottoman fabrics were made chiefly of silk, and were…

Silk Velvet Fragment with Tiger-stripe and 'Cintamani' Design Object Name: Fragment Date: 16th century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded

Silk Velvet Fragment with Tiger-stripe and 'Cintamani' Design Object Name: Fragment Date: century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded

cintamani tile-red, white, and turquoise

cintamani tile-red, white, and turquoise

Kaftan of red silk with appliqued gold cintamani crescents and tulips, most likely early 17th c., Topkapi Serai Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (back)

Kaftan of red silk with appliqued gold crescents and tulips. Çintamani is an Ottoman decorative motif that appears in textiles and tiles. It can be composed of a group of three circles arranged in a triangle. Or it can be a pair of wavy lines.

Kaftan of red silk with appliqued large scale cintamani crescent and tulips of metallic gold fabric variously identified as belonging to Murad III (1574-1595)

Satin Kaftan belonging to Sultan Murad III The bold design of large silver tulips and crescents worked in applique' enhanced the splendid appearance of the wearer.

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