Actual Ottoman Fabrics
A selection of photos of actual Ottoman textiles, primarily for garments and primarily 16th century, but a few furnishing textiles and a few from the early 17th century. These can give the re-creator a sense of the types of patterns to look for.
Ottoman Women's Clothing, An Historical Overview
A Survey arranged by century primarily of women's clothing, but also including men's, from the late 15th and 16th centuries through the 19th century. I put this section together because i found many pictures on the web without dates and not arranged in chronological order, so one could not get a clear sense of the development of fashion in the center of the Ottoman Empire.
Links to Ottoman Garments, Fabrics, and Patterns
No, i don't have my patterns up yet, but here are links to photos of actual Ottoman garments and fabrics, and some patterns by other SCAdians you can use.
Ottoman Woman's Clothing
The basics garments of a 16th century urban woman's outfit. Illustrated with 16th and early 17th century European and Ottoman art.
Actual Persian Fabrics
Photos, most in color, of garment textiles from circa 1420 to 1500. These can give the re-creator a sense of the types of patterns to look for for Timurid garments.
NEW! Actual Persian Fabrics
Several webpages of photos, most in color, of garment textiles from the 16th through 18th centuroes, featuring flowers, birds, and people. These can give the re-creator a sense of the types of patterns to look for for Safavid garments.
15th and 16th Century Persian Cloud Collars
Includes closeups from paintings, actual surviving designs for cloud collars, and the one known surviving cloud collar, with beautiful embroidery, but badly restored - the background fabric was originally red, but was stitched over in golden-yellow to preserved the embroidery as the background was rotting away (silk will do that).
A 14th century Persian Embroidered Cotton Under-tunic / Kamiz / Pirihan
Color photos and some archaeological details of a carbon-dated silk embroidered cotton garments from 14th C. Persia.
Rashid's Persian Patterns Rashid lives in the East Kingdom. I saw his patterns on the Persian persona e-mail list page at Yahoo!Groups and thought perhaps they might be able to reach additional folks here. Rashid has graciously given me permission to do this. Rashid has revised his patterns and expanded their number. They now include:
He also has drawings of
- 14th c. Eastern Persian pirihan (undertunic)
- man's pirihan
- shalvar (pants)
- man's short coat
- cross-over (Mongol) style coat
- men's head coverings
- women's head coverings
If you're interested in joining the e-mail list, it can be found at sca-persian, on Yahoo!Groups; Rashid is one of the list members.
For addtional information on Persian Women's Clothing from several centuries, visit my friend A'isha's website.
Unfortunately another excellent source of information on Persian clothing, the extensive web site of Roxane Farabi, is no longer on the web.