Turkish street merchant. Ottoman empire.

Traditional Turkey merchant clothing. Ottoman empire dress. Amedeo Preziosi drawing

Turkish street vendor

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 in traditional Turkish caftan to a large turban, shirt and harem pants.

From the book: Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life by Amedeo Preziosi. Published by Lemercier Paris 1861

Related gallery:The Costume of Turkey by Octavian Dalvimart. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer. Published in London, 1804.

Note:  Dancing Dervishes. Life on the Bosphorus. Doings in the city of the Sultan.

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