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Blue tilework, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

Blue tilework, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

Turkish, coat (yelek)

Turkish, coat (yelek)

Ottoman dagger, 18th century, jade, steel, gold, copper, shagreen, gemstone, L. with sheath 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); L. without sheath 13 5/16 in. (33.8 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 9.1 oz. (258 g); Wt. of sheath 3.7 oz. (104.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman dagger, 18th century, jade, steel, gold, copper, shagreen, gemstone, L. with sheath 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); L. without sheath 13 5/16 in. (33.8 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 9.1 oz. (258 g); Wt. of sheath 3.7 oz. (104.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Osmanlı Padişahları & Erhan Kısmet

Osmanlı Padişahları & Erhan Kısmet

Tiles Roof Harem Istanbul

Tiles Roof Harem Istanbul

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey. For luxury hotels in Istanbul visit http://mediteranique.com/hotels-turkey/istanbul/

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey. For luxury hotels in Istanbul visit http://mediteranique.com/hotels-turkey/istanbul/

Coat late 16th century Geography: Turkey, Bursa Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal - Met Museum of Art

Coat late 16th century Geography: Turkey, Bursa Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal - Met Museum of Art

Topkapı Palace, First Gate, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapı Palace, First Gate, Istanbul, Turkey

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

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

Close up of embroidery on Red 16th c kaftan in Tapkapi Serayi Museum - from "Silks for the Sultans"

Close up of embroidery on Red 16th c kaftan in Tapkapi Serayi Museum - from "Silks for the Sultans"

Ottoman Clothing And Garments, Ceremonial Caftan, Soliman The Magnificent, Sehzade Bayazit, Mustafa

Ottoman Clothing And Garments, Ceremonial Caftan, Soliman The Magnificent, Sehzade Bayazit, Mustafa

Blue Inner Kaftan with Toothed Design, belonged to Ayse Sultan (d.1605), late 16th century, Topkapı Palace Museum

Blue Inner Kaftan with Toothed Design, belonged to Ayse Sultan (d.1605), late 16th century, Topkapı Palace Museum

Early 17th century kaftan worn by Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) as a child. Silk brocade ('kemha').The composition consist of pine cones in the form of stylised cypress trees woven in gold, surrounded by tulips and carnations and set in floral medallions with tulip finials. (TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM).

Early 17th century kaftan worn by Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) as a child. Silk brocade ('kemha').The composition consist of pine cones in the form of stylised cypress trees woven in gold, surrounded by tulips and carnations and set in floral medallions with tulip finials. (TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM).

Silk robe, mid 17th century. (Topkapı Palace Museum).

Silk robe, mid 17th century. (Topkapı Palace Museum).

The Gold gilded cage door of the private bath of the Valide Sultan (Queen Mother), in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. Only she would hold the key and lock herself up during her bath so that nobody could kill her.

The Gold gilded cage door of the private bath of the Valide Sultan (Queen Mother), in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. Only she would hold the key and lock herself up during her bath so that nobody could kill her.