Life on the Bosphorus. Doings in the city of the Sultan. Turkey, past and present, including chronicles of the Caliphs
On Thursday, July 1st, a Turkish lady of high rank made her escape from the Harem of the ex-Sultan Murad, and sought British protection.
We made up a party one Friday to visit the Dancing Dervishes, at their pretty little white marble mosque at Pera.
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This prelate is receiving the homage of a Greek peasant, who kisses the ground before he applies his lips to the bishop’s hand.
To the south-east of the Roman Agora is the octagonal Tower of the Eight Winds; the Clepsydra of Andronikos Kyrrheste described by Vitruviu.
Greeks, Turks, and Albanians are then seen mingled together; and while the variegated diversity of their costumes gratifies the eye of the beholder.
This tower has been converted into a Semà-Khanés or chapel for the religious dance called Semà, which is performed every Friday within its walls by an order of dancing dervishes.
Sclaveni male costume in 1760, 18th century.
Historical Turkish male and female costumes from the european part of the Ottoman Empire. The costume history by Auguste Racinet, 1888.
Sultan Mahmud I (1696-1754) was from 1730 to 1754 Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Mahmud was the son of Mustafa II. and was during the Patrona Halil Rebellion-instead of his uncle… Read More