An intricate staggered ogival lattice of tulips and medallions combined with a repeating horizontal pattern.
Originally hand-woven in pure silk for the ceremonial robes of Selim II (1524-1574), this kaftan was made in the 3rd quarter of the 16th century and is part of the extensive Topkapi Palace Royal Wardrobe collection in Istanbul. The original was long-sleeved and collarless with side slits lined with beaver fur. The hem has a pistachio coloured lining.
Pattern repeat: Width 18.5 cm / Height 31.5 cm
Fabric width: 146cm
Weight: 380g per metre
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