Costumes of the Ottoman court. Cara Coulouktjou, Ousta, 1850.

Cara Coulouktjou, Ousta, Officier, Ottoman, Turks, Empire, Costume, Caliphate, Orient, Jean Brindesi

Cara Coulouktjou, Chasseur du 33e. Bataillon. Ousta, Officier supérieur (tenue de cérémonie). Cara Coulouktjou, Chasseur du 33e. Bataillon.

Cara Coulouktjou, Ousta, 1850.

Costumes of the Ottoman court. Plate 12.

  1. Cara Coulouktjou, Chasseur du 33e. Bataillon.
  2. Ousta, Officier supérieur (tenue de cérémonie).
  3. Cara Coulouktjou, Chasseur du 33e. Bataillon.

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.

Note:  A Member of the Divan. Ottoman Empire officials.

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