Category Archives: Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire Costumes. Traditional Ottoman Folk Costumes, The Janissaries uniforms, Turkish Sultans. Turkish Military Costumes. Traditional Turkish Men`s and women`s dresses.

Masterpieces of Turkish nomad carpets of the 18th c.

Turkish nomad carpets, Smyrna, carpet, Ottoman empire
Turkish nomad carpets made by nomad tribes throughout the Ottoman empire.

CARPETS FROM TÜRKEY.

TÜRKEY forwarded to the Exhibition of 1862 a large contribution of carpets of every description, which, whether for richness and harmony of colour, good design, and excellent make, fully sustained the reputation which that country has so long held for woven fabrics. There were upwards of forty-six exhibitors in this class (22); and prize medals were awarded collectively to the manufacturers of Phillipopoli, Salonica, Saroukhan, and Ushak.

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FAR-A WAY-MOSES. Jewish type. Dragoman.

FAR-A WAY-MOSES, Jew, costume, Turkey, Ottoman Empire,

FAR-A WAY-MOSES

FAR-A WAY-MOSES. (Jew.)

“When Mark Twain went through Constantinople he would stop at a shop, and when he looked around for his guide he would see Moses fifty yards ahead, and, as this got to be a habit, he dubbed him Faraway Moses”

The jews are the most remarkable of all races. No other people can boast a lineage so ancient and so unbroken. The historian Freeman says: “They are very nearly, if not absolutely, a pure race in a sense in which no other race is pure.” Continue reading