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16th Century Ottoman Turkish Clothing

Added Aug 5, 2010

by kaousuu

San Diego, Calif...






I wanted to try something more unique as far as garb goes for the SCA, so after doing some research and discovering that Turkish attire was quite in vogue for upper class Italian women, I decided to create my own ensemble.

After some scratch and dent/crash and burn sewing, I actually purchased a commercial pattern by Reconstructing History to complete this as my previous attempts were…not accurate.

The layers are as follows:

“Salwar” – orange linen pants
“Gomlek” – sheer white linen ndergarment
“Yelek” – supportive pink vest
“Entari” – blue damask caftan overdress
“tarpus” – hat

Material Notes

Blue and cream damask, linen, cotton, silk.




Garment Type
Ethnic, Geek
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Polyester, Silk


Reconstructing History

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.04 PMby heidilea

    Beautiful! I have the Turkish Dancer pattern from the same company; but alas, I have not had a reason to make it yet.

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    Aug 10, 2010, 02.56 PMby begysh

    soo.. amazing to see this kind of clothes on you! I don’t know what emotion (proud?) I am feeling right now but it feels very good and you are very good at sewing because when I saw it I think that you are Turkish or have visit our country.

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      Aug 30, 2010, 01.15 AMby kaousuu

      I am actually not Turkish, but I admire the culture and have done a lot of research into the Medieval Ottoman Empire. :) Thank you for the compliment!

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    Aug 6, 2010, 03.17 AMby adile

    You look fantastic! I remember wearing these costumes at school during ceremonies in Turkey 8-)

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    Aug 5, 2010, 08.52 PMby ivorykohl

    very stunning, i love the colors! Nice detour from the usual ren-garb. You will shine. :-)

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