Kaftan of red satin belonging to Sultan Murad III (1574-1595). The bold design of large silver tulips and crescents worked in applique enhanced the splendid appearance of the wearer. Satin kaftan. TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM.
Turkish tiles - Tulip design by Orhan Çam, via Dreamstime
Design Inspiration: the Turkish Tulip and a Fireplace Mantel | Susan Fredman Design Group
Raku Ceramic from Japan is here combined with tradition and symbolism of the Ottoman Empire: a kaftan decorated with a tulip, Turkish symbol of beauty, perfection and God. Raku has a rich metallic glaze with an unpredictable crackled effect.
ornaments-of-the-world: Detail of embroidered cover, Istanbul, 16th/early 17th century.