Our silk designs have been carefully chosen from the Palace archives at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, before being expertly woven on jacquard looms by the best silk mills in Bursa. With over 500 years of history, these intricate designs encapsulate the imperial luxury of their time. Like their opulent beginnings, they have been tailored to produce a unique collection to delight and impress in equal measure and are held in high esteem by contemporary academics and traditional textile produces alike.

Hatice

A cintemani motif with hastate leaf medallions in dramatic tones of rose gold, copper, and black. The name Hatice means ‘trustworthy’ in Turkish and the design originates from an imperial kaftan woven in quilted and brocaded silk for Sultan Selim I (1512-1520).Topkapi Palace Inventory 13/42. Original kaftan lined with crimson silk, length 140.5cm.

Nilufer

An elaborate pattern of pointed oval medallions involving a number of symbolic themes from the Ottoman dynasty including tulips, carnations, cintemani, tiger’s stripes and pomegranates. Worn by Sultan Ibrahim I (1616-1648).

Amina

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.

Safiye

An elegant repeating pattern of metallic silver cintemani (leopard’s spots) imposed on a light powder blue background. The cintemani pattern is very symbolic of the Ottoman period and originally came from China/Mongolia. This remarkably contemporary design was first woven around 435 years ago for Sultan Murad III’s daughter Ayse. The original kaftan is stored at Topkapi Palace Istanbul ref 13/198.

Saliha

A bold ogival lattice pattern staggered with floral decorated boarders encompassing inner medallions of tulips and symmetrical leaf designs capped by a single carnation. Originally a design hand-woven in pure silk for a child’s kaftan of the last quarter of the 16th century and believed to be worn by the princes of Murad III (1574-1595). Inventory number 13/265 from the Royal Wardrobe Collection, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

Ayse

Alternating plain and floral vertical bands of tulips and carnations framed by double gold stripes. Inspired by the Entari Kaftan (Royal Lady’s gown) belonging to the court of Suleyman the Magnificent (1520-1566).

The Yeni Collection

The Yeni Collection was designed to give a cool, clean and contemporary twist to the traditional Ottoman Designs. Combing a simple monochrome palate with the original intricate designs these fabrics are the epitome of modern elegance.