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Ottoman Women's Clothing-Historical Overview-Part 1

Traditional Arabian costume

The famous and well-trained Renaissance Italian artist Gentile Bellini spent some time in Istanbul in the late 15th century. These two drawings show a Janissary and a female "servant"


Carpaccio, 1507

Here's another interpretation, by the Renaissance Italian artist Carpaccio (Vittore Scarpaccia) in 1507, of what Turks looked like. It's likely he had never been to Istanbul. From the way the Turks are depicted, it looks as if he has seen men, but not women, as the men's clothing looks plausible, while the women's appears to be based on reports but not first had experience. He has used contemporary Ottomans to represent people of the ancient Holy Land in his painting, The Conversion of the Selenites:

Albrech Durer, 1508

Here is a detail from Albrech Durer's 1508 painting, The Massacre of the Ten Thousand Martyrs of Nicomedia, with men dressed as Turks:

A less skilled painting by a visiting European of women and children going to the bath house accompanied by a eunuch. The servant at the back of the line is not carrying an umbrella, but rather has a bundle of clean clothes on her head draped with a decorative cloth.


Nicolas de Nicolay

Artists who had never been to Istanbul copied pictures from those who had. The color pictures appear to have been made in Istanbul, while the black-and-white ones copied from them. Nicholas de Nicolay traveled with the French embassy to Istanbul in 1555 and made his own sketches. The publication of Nicholas de Nicolai's book, Nauigations in Turkiye was reprinted in numerous editions. The first had his art, but later editions had their own, derived from de Nicholay's but by artists who had never been to Istanbul

More illustrations from the hand-colored German 1572 edition of Nicholas de Nicolay - with plates somewhat altered from de Nicolay's originals:

Turkish woman at home

Woman in outdoor clothing with children

Woman from the Palace

Haseki Sultan


circa 1590 - Codex Vindobonensis 8626

These illustrations are from a book in the Austrian National Library, Cod. Vind. 8626. It is believed this codex was painted between 1586 and 1591 by an unknown south German artist in the suite of Bartolemeo di Pezzana, ambassador of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II to the Sublime Porte, the Sultan, in Istanbul.

Because i found these at different websites and they were derived from different sources, the quality of these pictures is not identical.


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These are MALE dancers.

Note that they wear skirts over their entaris, and some dancers have a short skirt over the long skirt to accent hip movement.


Unknown Artists, Late 16th Century

These illustrations are from the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Ms. Bodl. Or. 430. Based on the art style, and certain aspects of the clothing, dated 1588, around the same time as the Codex Vindobonensis

Nabu Press The Turkish bath: its design and construction; with chapters on the adaptation of the bath to the private house, the institution, and the training stable
Book (Nabu Press)

How the Turks saved the Jews from

by genocide


In the fall of 1921 a Turkish steam ship, named the SS Gul Djemal - 'beautiful rose' - sailed into New York harbor. On that ship was my great-grandmother Rosa and her brother Eli; their father Isaac had arrived sometime earlier, all were Spanish speakers, all set sail from Turkey.
My family spoke Spanish because their ancestors had fled Spain in the late 15th century when the Spanish government committed one of the most heinous acts in history, the ethnic cleansing of the Jewish population of Spain through near-total displacement of its Jews

Greek islanders visit Turkey for grocery shopping  — Daily Sabah
.. many people come to Turkey from the Greek Islands including Lesbos. "Greek tourists come to Kemeraltı between 10:00 a.m. and 04:30p.m. Within this time period, they spend [quite a bit].

FAQ

eduardo6772
What can I do in leeds, UK?

Ive been here for a while and all the time at weekends there is just going to the cinema or out shopping. Are there any good places that I can visit? things or courses i can do? places i can go with friends? now that the summer is approaching, I dont want more cinema and shopping trips!lol. thanks a loooott
BTW I dont really like going to pubs and clubs

What about going to places like parks and places like tmple newsem and harewood house. also try neumiller damn, thats really good to go for a walk with your freinds. try these. but i think you can never beat shopping especially in leeds town. i love the victoria quater. aaahhh...harvey nichols, louis vuitton store.

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