Basch Tshaousch, Kol Kiayassi. Costumes of the Ottoman Court.

Ottoman costumes, Jean Brindesi, Basch Tshaousch, Kol Kiayassi, Capidji Baschi, Orta Tschaoushi.

Basch Tshaousch, Kol Kiayassi, Capidji Baschi, Orta Tschaoushi.

Basch Tshaousch. Costumes of the Ottoman Court, 1850.

Various Ottoman functionaries and military personnel in their traditional costumes.

Plate 12.

  • Basch Tshaousch, Baş Çavuş – Officier d’Ordonnance (Officer of Order).
  • Kol Kiayassi, Kul Kâhyası – Lieutenant Général (Lieutenant General).
  • Capidji Baschi, Kapıcı Başı – Chambellan (Chamberlain).
  • Orta Tschaoushi, Orta Çavuşu – Fourrier de Régiment (Regimental Fourrier).

The motifs show costumes of the Ottoman court during the reign of Mahmoud II.
Elbicei Atika was the name of a costume museum in Constantinople, originally located in the armoury of the Seraglio. It may be that Brindesi modeled his subjects on exhibits in this museum or metaphorically used the name.

Source: Elbicei Atika Musée des Anciens Costumes Turcs de Constantinople, par Jean Brindesi (Artist). Engraver: Jules Mea. Issued: about 1850. Publisher: Lemercier, Paris.