The motifs show costumes of the Ottoman court during the reign of Mahmoud II. Elbicei Atika was the name of a costume museum in Constantinople, originally located in the armoury of the Seraglio.
Turkish military, Janissaries. Clothing of Sultana, Sultan and Turkish dancer.
The Muslim soldiers are divided into two classes: the Spahis, or cavalry, and the Janissaries, or infantry.
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Capidji Bachi. Officers of the Grand Signior. Historical Ottoman Empire officials and ethnic groups. THESE officers, who are in their dress of ceremony, which consists of rich silks, trimmed and… Read More
An Inferior Officer of the Janissaries. Lower-ranking official of the Janissary corps.
The establishment of the Spahis is the most ancient in Turkey. This drawing was made from a Spahi, belonging to one of the Asiatic provinces.
One of their employments, among others, is to present every one who is introduced at court, or approaches the fool of the throne; and, on some particular occasions, this is done by the chief usher himself.
Janissaries Ottoman Empire. Turkish Elite Infantry.
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