A clothing album from the nineteenth century Ondokuzuncu yÜzyila ait bir kiyafet albÜmÜ

Çetin Ö. H.

Turk Kulturu ve Haci Bektas Veli - Arastirma Dergisi, no.87, pp.195-217, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.31624/tkhbvd.2018.18
  • Journal Name: Turk Kulturu ve Haci Bektas Veli - Arastirma Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-217
  • Keywords: Clothes album, Dervish, Nineteenth century, Ottoman clothing
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 Gazi Universitesi, Turk Kulturu ve Haci Bektas Veli. All rights reserved.Clothes images are an important group of examples of Ottoman paintings. These depictions, which were usually composed of single figure studies, offer a rich content in every way. Especially, seventeenth century paintings made by market painters show a developmental stage from simple to advanced quality, seen in the late period examples and photo albums. While in the early examples, depictions were drawn frontal, in later examples depictions were also shown from behind, so all aspects of clothes can be seen in detail. In this way, it could be observed that in some depictions jewelries attached to the neck were used. One of these albums is recorded with the inventory number 9005 at the Ethnographical Museum in Ankara. This album includes twenty-one paintings of single figures, painted with gouache technique. It is seen that the number of depictions is very low compared to similar albums. In the miniatures where various subjects such as palace and island ladies, palace officials, dervishes, pilgrims and prayer fathers are processed, there are French explanations on the edges and under the color stains on the lower parts of the figures. The identity of the description in the leaf 16 is not specified. In this study, the pictorial characteristics of the depictions that make up the album of the clothes will be conveyed, the information about the clothing-embroidery characteristics of the figures will be given and the similarities and differences with other dress descriptions will be revealed. In this way, it will be tried to determine from which angles the similar descriptions are influenced in the preparation of the depictions.