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Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Domestic Sciences. Textilvetenskap.
2004 (Swedish)In: Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul och Föreningen Svenska Istanbulinstitutets Vänner, ISSN 1402-358X, Vol. 8, 29-49 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

Ottoman Tomb Furnishings of Silk and Gold

The use of precious textiles to cover and adorn the remains of the dead is a custom that bridges over gaps between cultures, religions and ages. Funeral palls and different kinds of tomb furnishings are present in both the Islamic and Christian tradition. The aim of this article is to investigate the use of textile tomb furnishing in the Ottoman Empire. Comparisons with Christian traditions are also made.

The graves of the Sultan's and their family and other prominent members of society were often marked and revered by the building of a doomed mausoleum (Turk. türbe). As the dead was buried underground, the grave was marked by a symbolic coffin, a cenotaph. Various materials were used for decorating the cenotaph and among these precious textiles played a large part. Three types of textiles are present in this article: 1. The personal clothes of the deceased, such as the caftan and the turban, 2. Funeral palls and cenotaph covers with a striped zig-zag pattern inscribed with bands of calligraphy and 3. Tailor-made cenotaph covers decorated with inscriptions and floral motifs in metal thread embroidery, so called puside.

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2004. Vol. 8, 29-49 p.
Keyword [en]
begravningstextil, gravtäcke, kenotaf, pompa funebris, sultan, osmanska riket, kaftan, turban
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Art History Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-79412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-79412DiVA: diva2:107325
Årgång 8/2004, publikationen färdigställd 2005Available from: 2006-04-07 Created: 2006-04-07 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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