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Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey

For some, the importance of style and fashion is paramount in their everyday lives. While many in contemporary society remain on the cutting edge of fashion in order to appear hip, life in other societies demanded much of vestments in terms of their ability to convey status and power. This was certainly true of life in imperial Turkey during the reign of the Ottomans, and this delightful online exhibition pays homage to their complex and beautiful robes and related items. On this site, visitors are treated to a fine introductory essay that describes the bright colors and bold designs of these robes, along with providing some important background information. With relative ease, visitors can zoom in to view details of some of these robes, which feature intricate weaves and explosions of vibrant color. For visitors who are not completely sated by this exhibition, the site also contains links to other sites on the Ottoman Library created by a host of other institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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January 20th, 2006
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January 20th, 2006 at 9:17am
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January 20th, 2006 at 1:06pm
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