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Portraits and Caftans of the Ottoman Sultans

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The custom of preserving the clothing of the sultans dates from the time of Mehmed II and the building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul in the second half of the 15th century. With photographs of garments in the Topkapi collection, large-scale reproductions of miniature paintings and Nurhan Atasoy’s detailed descriptions of the various items of clothing, this volume surveys changes in costume through 36 sultans, from Osman Gazi (r.1299–1324) to Mehmed VI (r.1918–1922).

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Portraits and Caftans of the Ottoman Sultans

Portraits and Caftans of the Ottoman Sultans

Hardback128pp Illustrated400x300mm

9781614281054     Product Code: 501065

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The custom of preserving the clothing of the sultans dates from the time of Mehmed II and the building of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul in the second half of the 15th century. With photographs of garments in the Topkapi collection, large-scale reproductions of miniature paintings and Nurhan Atasoy’s detailed descriptions of the various items of clothing, this volume surveys changes in costume through 36 sultans, from Osman Gazi (r.1299–1324) to Mehmed VI (r.1918–1922).

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