Armenian Hamal. A porter or bearer in the Ottoman Empire. Hammal, ḥammāl in Arabic, was the name given to the occupation of carrier. The Hammal had their own organization, a kind… Read More
Praying Mevlevi Dervish costume. One of the most famous and celebrated dervish was living in southern Turkey, the city of Konya, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. Rumi (born 1207, died 1273)… Read More
Turkish street merchant during the Ottoman empire in 1851. The drawing by Amadeo Preziosi from 1851 shows a street vendor in Istanbul, Constantinople, with sweets and a hand scale. He is dressed… Read More
Turkish showman with dancing bear plays the Duff. Oriental Hand drum, the Tambourine. From the book: Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life by Amedeo Preziosi. Published by Lemercier Paris 1861. Related gallery: The… Read More
A Turkish musician at the Sultans court. Ottoman Empire. A MUSICIAN, BELONGING TO THE GRAND SIGNIOR.
Kaptan Pasha (Ottoman قاپودان پاشا; also Kaptanpaşa / کاپیتان پاشا; Kapudan i Derya / قاپودان دریا Kaptan-i Derya / کاپیتان دریا) was the highest military rank of the Ottoman Navy.
The Tatars have different degrees of rank. First is the royal family, then those of Chirin, Mansoor, Sedjood, Arguin, and Baroon; and the ancient Mirzas from the high nobility, according to the above order. Historical Ottoman Empire officials and ethnic groups.
A Turkish woman in the dress worn at Constantinople.
A Turkish woman in a provincial dress.
A Turkish female of Pera.