Silk Kaftan, 16th century, Topkapi Palace Museum Made from a single piece of kemha (brocaded silk) without repeats, this mid-16th-century kaftan, probably worn by a son of Süleyman the Magnificent, is unique in its rich palette and marks the peak of textile weaving. The black-green ground is filled with a riot of saz leaves, pomegranates, rosettes and peonies, recalling Iznik tiles in the Topkapı Palace’s Circumcision Chamber, which dates from 1520, and manuscripts of the same era
scanned by Barbara Viruet: 16 or 17 c. Ottoman *patchworked* ermine-lined summer kaftan. From "Furs and Skins Owned by the Sultans" by Hulya Tezcan, in "Ottoman Costumes: From Textile to Identity", edited by Suraiya Faroqhi & Christoph K. Neumann
Bindalli, ottoman turkish 19th/20th century. More modern design, traditional coat influenced by European dress. These were worn to special occasions. This is embroidered with "dival" embroiderery, metallic threads are applied to the ground fabric and stitched down.
Cloth at the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul-Turkey, Via : http://www.sultanahmet1.com/wp-content/gallery/kaftans-in-topkapi-palace/kaftans-in-topkapi-palace-sultanahmet-istanbul-style-and-status-of-the-ottoman-period-13.jpg
Short Sleeve Appliqued Kaftan of Murad III. (1574-1595), Identical in pattern to a 17th century Kaftan associated with Suleyman III except their lengths are different and this one had Banded closures and the later one just buttons. TPM 13/195
What is a thoub? A thoub (pronounced thaa-wb) is the traditional Palestinian dress, full and with long sleeves, characterized by colorful embroidery on the chest, arm, or hem areas. Modern thoubs are said to be a mix of Roman, Greek, Coptic, Byzantine and Arab styles - all cultures which, at some time, predominated in historic Palestine. Thoubs could have over 20 sections, depending on the regional style. The Bethlehem dress was the most complex with 25 pieces, the Ramallah dress had 21…
Early 17th century kaftan worn by Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) as a child. The composition consist of pine cones in the form of stylised cypress trees woven in gold, surrounded by tulips and carnations and set in floral medallions with tulip finials. Child’s kaftan. TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM
Kaftan of red satin belonging to Sultan Murad III (1574-1595). The bold design of large silver tulips and crescents worked in applique enhanced the splendid appearance of the wearer. Satin kaftan. TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEU