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Ottoman talismanic shirt covered in intricate scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic.

16th century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

Talismanic shirt from the Topkapi Palace Museum Collection

Tılsımlı Gömlek - Talismanic shirt from the Topkapi Palace Museum Collection

Talisman Shirt

Collarless shirt made of white, tightly-woven and thin linen. Decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future. Ottoman, ca.

The enchanted shirts in the  garment collection at Topkapı Palace are among the most significant cultural heritage to reach present day.   These shirts are unique works of art embellished with hadiths and verses of the Kuran, making use of the arts of calligraphy and ornamentation. They were worn by OttomanSultans on their way to war for victory, for recovery from diseases and for protection against the evil eye.

The enchanted shirts in the garment collection at Topkapı Palace are among the…

The enchanted shirts in the  garment collection at Topkapı Palace are among the most significant cultural heritage to reach present day.   These shirts are unique works of art embellished with hadiths and verses of the Kuran, making use of the arts of calligraphy and ornamentation. They were worn by OttomanSultans on their way to war for victory, for recovery from diseases and for protection against the evil eye.

The enchanted shirts in the garment collection at Topkapı Palace are among the…


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