Ottoman Treasure Fashion Editrorial
Ottoman treasures collection is inspired by the fascinating Islamic art of the ottoman era; the majestic architecture of the ottomans buildings, the breath taking details of ceramics and sophisticated netting and carpeting. The collection was structured to create pieces that embrace the artistic patterns and art elements of that period in a contemporary style.
The Collection is discussing the splendid side of the Islamic civilization by highlighting on its beautiful art. Islamic art of the Ottoman era was the inspiration source where the art during the ottoman era flourished during the rule of Sultan Suleman I “The Magnificent” when the political and economical power of the Ottoman Empire reaches its peak and the Islamic rule was of a high stability. Istanbul, the capital of the Ottomans became one of the wealthiest and largest cities attracting the Ellet; traders, architects, talented artists and diplomats.
The art during that period is differentiated by floral patterns, especially the tulip and fan-shaped carnations, reflecting the imagination and Muslims believes of gardens of heaven. The Naturalistic patterns were favored specially by potters who produced ceramics and tiles in addition the repeating elements of geometry that featured in the architecture and called arabesque, which create patterns that symbolize the infinite and indivisible nature of God.
In addition to ceramics, and architecture netting and carpet weaving was deeply embedded tradition in Islamic societies generally and Ottoman Empire specifically. Carpets were used for decoration, furnishings and of a particular consideration with a custom of removing one’s shoe when stepping on it .