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    Tulipa acuminata • one of the original Ottoman varieties • link to online order form

    Tulipa Acuminata • one of the original Ottoman varieties still available today • link to article

    Tulip 'Lucifer' • link to article about the history of tulip breeding and ottoman origins

    tulip bunches • contemporary (artificial?!) design to try with real lily-flowered varieties

    contemporary interpretation of ottoman style tulip motif • intaglio experiments for www.istanbulplace... holiday apartments.

    Rustem Pasa Mosque

    16th century long-sleeved robe with tulip design • tailored in Turkey from imported Italian silk velvet (?) • Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul

    Iznik tulips • link to synopsis of historical tulip culture in Turkey • stay with us at www.istanbulplace... holiday apartments to learn more

    early 18th century silk satin #ottoman yastik ( #turkish cushion cover) • #tulip design

    17th century ottoman silk textile with metal-wrapped thread • tulip design made in Bursa, Turkey

    contemporary re-interpretation of ottoman tulip textile

    tulip from Istanbul's palace gardens • 16th century miniature painting by Abdullah Buhari • stay with us at www.istanbulplace... holiday apartments to feel more of historic Istanbul

    16th Century (Bursa, Turkey) • silk textile fragment

    16th century ottoman textile with tulips, silk and silver

    white tulip: lily-flowering type with pointed petals • considered desirable in ottoman times, when tulips were first hybridized as garden plants • photo by Clarisa Mattecheck

    hand-painted contemporary iznik tile

    'gardens and flowers in the Ottoman culture'

    ottoman caftan from Topkapi Palace museum Istanbul

    tulip as status symbol: anonymous (dutch?) 17th-century watercolor of Semper Augustus, the most expensive tulip sold during tulip mania (watercolor from the "Great Tulip Book" in collection of Norton Simon Museum)

    link to a textile tour of turkey and tulips (May 2012 but to be repeated)

    a David Hicks design inspired by a silk kaftan in the Topkapi Palace wardrobe.

    silverized cotton hamam cloths

    classic ottoman tulip motif • using this for artwork inspiration at holiday apartments