Yamada Torajiro (1866-1957) in traditional Ottoman, an important pioneer in the history of Turkish-Japanese relations and enamored with the everyday life and beauties of İstanbul, Torajirō remained in the imperial capital for almost twenty years, was witness to the history of the Hamidian era of autocratic conservatism and the subsequent dramatic transition to constitutionalism that came with the Young Turk revolution of 1908.

Yamada Torajiro (1866-1957) in traditional Ottoman, an important pioneer in the history of Turkish-Japanese relations and enamored with the everyday life and beauties of İstanbul, Torajirō remained in the imperial capital for almost twenty years, was witness to the history of the Hamidian era of autocratic conservatism and the subsequent dramatic transition to constitutionalism that came with the Young Turk revolution of 1908.

José Silbert - LA PARTIE DE JACQUET

José Silbert - LA PARTIE DE JACQUET

Dervishes in Egypt. The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.

Dervishes in Egypt. The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.

Ottoman clothing belonging to Demirci Mehmet Efe  (1885-1959) , early 20th century. Efe was a Zeibek/Zeybek leader, he became known in the vicinity of Ödemiş, Denizli and Aydın. Upon the Greek embarkation in İzmir on May 15, 1919, he joined the resistance group. He joined under the command of Major İsmail Hakkı Bey on July 10, 1919 in Umurlu. Proving useful in raids against the Greeks he was assigned as Commander of the Kiosk Front of the Kuvayımilliye [the National Forces].

Ottoman clothing belonging to Demirci Mehmet Efe (1885-1959) , early 20th century. Efe was a Zeibek/Zeybek leader, he became known in the vicinity of Ödemiş, Denizli and Aydın. Upon the Greek embarkation in İzmir on May 15, 1919, he joined the resistance group. He joined under the command of Major İsmail Hakkı Bey on July 10, 1919 in Umurlu. Proving useful in raids against the Greeks he was assigned as Commander of the Kiosk Front of the Kuvayımilliye [the National Forces].

A costume of a people’s militia from the Çanakkale province.  Clothing style: Yörük, late 19th & early 20th century.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.  (Çanakkale Fine Arts Gallery).

A costume of a people’s militia from the Çanakkale province. Clothing style: Yörük, late 19th & early 20th century. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups. (Çanakkale Fine Arts Gallery).

15.yy sonlarına ait bir Osmanlı miğferinde Kayı Boyu Damgası

15.yy sonlarına ait bir Osmanlı miğferinde Kayı Boyu Damgası

(Original photograph + coloured version of) Warrior-type men in their typical costume, inside a coffee-shop.  Istanbul, late 19th c.  These men, mostly born in families with a martial tradition, could become either highwayman, either bodyguard or ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier in the Ottoman army).

(Original photograph + coloured version of) Warrior-type men in their typical costume, inside a coffee-shop. Istanbul, late 19th c. These men, mostly born in families with a martial tradition, could become either highwayman, either bodyguard or ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier in the Ottoman army).

Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s:  t.

Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s: t.

A Street Scene , Cairo 1880  By Carl Leopold Müller - Austrian , 1834 – 1892  Oil on panel , 92 cm x 66.3 cm

A Street Scene , Cairo 1880 By Carl Leopold Müller - Austrian , 1834 – 1892 Oil on panel , 92 cm x 66.3 cm

Osman Hamdi Bey

Osman Hamdi Bey

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