Ottoman trade as shown in the Surname-i Hümayün

The Surname-i Hümayün was written in 1582, to celebrate the circumcision of Prince Mehmet, son of Murad III. The Surname-i Hümayün shows the celebration in the Hippodrome in Constantinople where all types of sports, dancers, musicians and Guilds demonstrated their talents.This picture shows sherbet makers, which is not only a drink but classified as medicine. See previous post on sharbat.This picture is described as makers of “fruit jelly”. More research into that topic is needed. Please leave a comment if you know anything about that topic.This is a picture of “legging makers”. There are some salwar in Ottoman period that have the shoes attached to the pants. More research is needed.Coffee being sold. This is a picture of a sword maker. The forge is also shown in the picture, which would have been difficult to move. The shops are all shown with wheels, meaning that it was a mobile market. Pictures taken from Life in Istanbul in 1582 from the
The Ottoman Empire and Europe: Cultural Encounters by Prof. Gunsel Renda. From
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Islam and the Arts of the Ottoman Empire by Brian Hogarth. Via Google Docs.
Some Turkish Embroideries in the collection of the Topkapi Sarayi Museum in Istanbul by Macide Gonul. JStor article.
Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern women in the early Modern Era by Madeline C. Zilfi. Via Google Books.
Guide to Iznik Tile and Plates by Barry O’Connell.

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