Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey http://www.yourcruisesource.com/two_chefs_culinary_cruise_-_istanbul_to_athens_greek_isles_cruise.htm

Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey http://www.yourcruisesource.com/two_chefs_culinary_cruise_-_istanbul_to_athens_greek_isles_cruise.htm

Topkapi paleis

Topkapi paleis

Beylerbeyi Palace. Üsküdar. Istanbul-Türkiye

Beylerbeyi Palace. Üsküdar. Istanbul-Türkiye

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

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

Topkapi Palace - Turkey

Topkapi Palace - Turkey

A woman's caftan (‘bindalli entari’). Circa 1840. Late-Ottoman upper class dress, possibly from Konya. Velvet adorned with goldwork embroidery, minuscule golden spirals and metallic sequins.

A woman's caftan (‘bindalli entari’). Circa 1840. Late-Ottoman upper class dress, possibly from Konya. Velvet adorned with goldwork embroidery, minuscule golden spirals and metallic sequins.

An Ottoman Judge (Bir Osmanlı Hakimi)

An Ottoman Judge (Bir Osmanlı Hakimi)

Kurdish men, Urfa, 1900, from http://kurdistania.tumblr.com

Kurdish men, Urfa, 1900, from http://kurdistania.tumblr.com

STREET SELLER. Young water-sellers on the Galata Bridge in Istanbul. 1917.

STREET SELLER. Young water-sellers on the Galata Bridge in Istanbul. 1917.

Ceremonial caftan made for Sehzade Mehmed. Ottoman, 2nd quarter of 16th century. With amazing gold couching. (Museum Topkapi, Istanbul)

Ceremonial caftan made for Sehzade Mehmed. Ottoman, 2nd quarter of 16th century. With amazing gold couching. (Museum Topkapi, Istanbul)

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