Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877) – Specimens of Turkish Embroidery – from the Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century (1851-1853).
The Reign of the Crinoline. Petticoats, Cashmere shawls, Pompadour parasols. Dressmakers, like tailors, had begun to deal in ready-made garments.
Portion of a rich fermeli, or upper jacket, which was included in a complete suit of elaborate Palikar costume.
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Women of Malta in traditional costumes. Time of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing by Amadeo Preziosi 1851.
Street vendor in Istanbul. Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life by Amedeo Preziosi.