Early 17th century kaftan worn by Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) as a child, showing reverse of fabric and green facing

Early century kaftan worn by Sultan Ahmed I as a child, showing reverse of fabric and green facing

Embroidered cloud collar, &  embroidered edging  on an Ottoman Kaftan form Istanbul dated to approx. 1540

Embroidered cloud collar, & embroidered edging on an Ottoman Kaftan form Istanbul dated to approx.

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.

Caftan with short sleeves (back) believed to belong to Osman II (1618-22). Velvet stitches on gold cloth with blue velvet decoration and stylized lotus pattern. 17 century.

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

Ottoman woman. 1620.  (Photo credit - British Museum)

Recto Bound album with 122 paintings of sultans, court officials and others, on paper. © The Trustees of the British Museum

woman in shalvar (pants), gomlek (under-tunic), hirka (red under jacket), and arakçin (conical hat). European oil painting, mid-17th c., from "9000 Years of the Anatolian Woman"

painting showing the gomlek and chirka, also the simple amounts jewelry (gold and pearls)

Ottoman woman. Detail from "A briefe relation of the Turckes", 1618, Peter Mundy (British Museum, used with permission)

Detail from "A briefe relation of the Turckes", Peter Mundy (British Museum, used with permission)

Ottoman woman. Detail from "A briefe relation of the Turckes", 1618, Peter Mundy (British Museum, used with permission)

Detail from "A briefe relation of the Turckes", Peter Mundy (British Museum, used with permission)

Ottoman turkish women, c.1600. Neat example of accessories as well: they are both holding fans

Ottoman Turkish women, Neat example of accessories as well: they are both holding fans (needs provenance)

Ottoman turkish women, c.1600. Neat example of accessories as well: they are both holding fans

Ottoman Turkish women, Neat example of accessories as well: they are both holding fans (needs provenance)

Ottoman woman. 1618.

Turkish woman wearing high brown pattens, high headdress (tantura) with a brown cloth. She wears a black short-sleeved dress, white robe with wide sleeves, blue girdle, and white trousers.

Ottoman woman. This image allows you to clearly see the gomlek (chemise). 1620.  (Photo credit - British Museum)

This image allows you to clearly see the gomlek (chemise). (Photo credit - British Museum) (& look, geta.

Ottoman woman holding a long broad band (uçkar) which is used to fasten linen drawers. 1620.  (Photo credit - British Museum)

Ottoman woman holding a long broad band (uçkar) which is used to fasten linen drawers. (Photo credit - British Museum) What what? no gomlek?

Woman playing a şaştar.  Ottoman - 1620.  (Photo credit - British Museum)

Folio from an album of paintings showing Turkish sultans and court officials. Woman playing a sastar or six-stringed lute. Wearing a pale blue entari with a black lining, white kusak, scarlet sleeves with a silver pattern, white slippers and a tantûra.

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