Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877) – Specimens of Turkish Embroidery – from the Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century (1851-1853).
Constantinople and its environs. The “Subterranean Palace” still remains a cistern filled with water.
Women Mystics by Lucy Mary Jane Garnett. Sisterhood of Mystics. Female muslim Sufi saints. The holy women of the Dervish Orders.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Street market with fruit and vegetable vendors and supervisors. The Sehzade Mosque in Instanbul in the background.
The Prison of the Seven Towers. Yedikule Fortress or Dungeons of the Seven Towers in Istanbul, former Constantinople.
The Costumes, Musical Instruments and Symbolic Objects of the Dervishes. The religious doctrines, monastic organisation, and ecstatic powers of the dervish orders.
Pera was the name of a district of Constantinople, or more properly a quarter of the great suburb of Galata located north of the Golden Horn.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, built by Sinan’s pupil Mehmet Ağa, is a major work of Ottoman architecture.
The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is one of the great mosques in İstanbul. It was built by order of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in a very short construction period between the years 1550 and 1557 and is an important work of the architect Sinan.
Scutari cemetry of Istanbul, the former Constantinople. Among the objects which distinguish a Turkish necropolis, is the stone placed to mark the grave.