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Ottoman links

Ottoman Garb
Pictures of vaious historical pieces
Levantia- social history of the Levant
Click on the clothing link on the left hand side of the screen. Men and wemon of Romania.
Court and Conquest: Ottoman Origin and design
A unique exhibition featuring sumptuous costumes designed by, international theatrical designer, Judy Levin
The Armour Archive
'I wanna be a Turkish Janissary!' Thread
The Ottomans.Org
A diverse and detailed web site dedicated to the ottomans
Temur Khanlar - the historic clothing
Some historic clothing by Mistress Cristobál degli Glicini che Mangia Uome, OL
Ottoman Costume: An Overview of 16th Century Dress
A short overview of Ottoman fashion of the 16th century by Master Giles de Laval
Ottoman Women's Clothing
Provides names and illustrations (largely from pre-17th century) of Ottoman women's garments, as well as different situations for different sorts of ensembles.
Ottoman Costume Men's Patterns
contains many patterns and examples of Male ottoman Garb.
Ottoman Turkish Clothing Resources
An annotated bibliography of books and other resources with information on pre-17th century Ottoman clothing.
Ottoman Clothing
Description: Articles relating to clothing in the Ottoman Empire, including contemporary European and Ottoman illustrations of the 15th and 16th centuries.
The Koran Collection At The Topkap² Palace Library
When the Topkap² Palace, the home of the Ottoman sultans and the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire for four hundred years, was turned into a museum in 1924, the manuscripts, found in many pavilions and rooms, were gathered together to form the New Library. Today, the Islamic manuscripts preserved in this new library have been sorted out into categories of Arabic, Farsi and Turkish.
Met Special Topics Page: The Art of the Ottomans before 1600 A.D.
A collection of period ottoman pieces
Henna in 16th c Ottoman Turkey
A look at how henna was used to decorate the body.
Stefan's Florilegium: Janissaries
Notes on the Janissaries, an elite corps in the service of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) composed of war captives and Christian youths pressed into service. They were converted to Islam and trained under the strictest discipline.
The Benaki Museum
Collectins include: Ancient Greek world from antiquity to the age of Ottoman occupation, Chinese Art (BCE), Coptic Art and Islamic art which includes examples of all its local variations from as far afield as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain, ranks among the most important in the world. The museum's library catalog is NOT online, but the gift shop is.
Silk and Wool: Ottoman Textile Designs in Turkish Rugs
The use of Ottoman textile designs in Turkish rugs and the impetus for those artistic borrowings.
Know Your Turks!
In the Medieval Near East, there were at least two important groups of Turks. So, when we say "The Turks" , which ones do we mean? because the Ottomans aren't the only important Turks in relation to most of the rest of the cultures within the SCA. Naturally, in their Central Asian homeland, there are numerous subgroups/ tribes among the Turkoman people (various spellings: Turkmen, Turcmen, etc.). But in relation to Medieval and Renaissance European history there are TWO important groups, the Seljuks and the Ottomans.
Bibliography : Islam and the Arab World in the Middle Ages and Ottoman Periods
Primarily works about Islam and the Arabs prior to modern times.
The Ottoman Khilafa: History
A look through the political history of the ottomans, major events, kings and armies.
The Ottoman Empire: 1350-1918
A timeline (with map) of the Ottoman Empire, from a settlement of Turkish nomads in Asia Minor to the abolition of the office of the caliph.
Ottomans and their Dynasty
The origins and history of the Ottomans and the Ottoman Empire.
The Stencil Library
Description: A large catalogue of stencils, including many medieval, Tudor, Gothic, Celtic, Japanese, and Ottoman designs. This link is to the ottoman page.
Ottoman Costume: An Overview of 16th century Turkish dress
An overview by Mark Calderwood of ottoman fashion.
Ottoman Underclothes
Gömleks are shirts, worn as the bottom upper layer for Ottoman garments for both sexes. They -- and Ottoman underclothes in general -- have long been a problem in Ottoman clothing re-construction efforts. I define "underclothes," in an Ottoman sense, as garments that were worn under other clothing, in direct contact with one's skin.
Ottoman Garments: An Overview
Information about three core pieces to Ottoman clothing: the front-slit undershirt, the tapered pant, and the rectangular coat.
Ghawazee Coat Redux: A Gentle Introduction to Ottoman Clothing
another overview to ottoman clothing, nice clear pictures of examples.
The Costume of Ottoman Women: Ottoman Women's Dress in the 16th century
Based on 16th century writings, pictures, and both Turkish and non-Turkish sources.
Ottoman Coat Pattern
Just a picture of a pattern for a ottoman coat.
Kese: Turkish Drawstring Bag
The kese is a drawstring bag, carried by both men and women in Ottoman Turkey. This pattern is based off of an extant piece in the Topkapi Museum, dating to the latter part of the sixteenth century.
Salvar: Pants for Persian and Turkish Persona
The fabric for salvar is typically of a very thin, lightweigh t fabric, probably very lightweigh t linen. Some miniatures also show women, as well as men, wearing salvar that are made of a thicker brocade fabric. I have found no extant pieces for women' s salvar, either Turkish or Persian, as of yet. The pattern associated with this handout is based off of three extant men's salvar during Ottoman times, located at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. The commentary on women's salvar is based upon miniatures of Turkish women predominantly from 1400 to 1600.
Dar Anahita: Inner Courtyard
Includes articles on Maghribi and Andalusi costume; Persian and Ottoman clothing patterns; Mamluk textile and costume items; some 9th-14th century Islamic textiles; and medieval Egyptian knitting.
Books and Manuscripts at the Mevlana Tekke Museum
Photograph s taken of pages from 13th and 14th c Seljuk books, three 13th c Sekjuk Korans, two 15th, two 16th and an 18th c Ottoman Koran, two unspecified 9th c Korans, an 11th c Koran, two undated Ottoman Korans and a book, pages from an undated Iranian book, a 17th c Ottoman anthology and two additional 17th c Ottoman books.