Text by Patricia Baker and others
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

This limited edition, large-format book focuses on silks and garments created and woven for members of the Ottoman imperial family. Outstanding examples of kaftans designed and tailored for ceremonial and ordinary use have been selected from the collections of Topkapi Palace. The images presented in this volume, supported by expertly-written commentaries, introduce a relatively unexplored aspect of the Ottoman aesthetic achievement. Superb full-page images, outstanding color reproduction and printing.

30 by 41 cms, 220 pages (145 color pages). Hardbound in special Japanese cloth and presented in a slipcase.

This site contains selections of the work by world renowned photographer Ahmet Ertug, whose camera takes the viewer through a fantastic world of aesthetics:Great architectural monuments like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the 13th century mosaics of Chora and the 6-13th century frescoes of Cappadocia, the sublime buildings of Sinan, 16th century Iznik tiles, Ottoman sultans' silk kaftans, the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, and Buddha statues from Musée Guimet are all photographed with great passion.

Copyright Ahmet Ertug 2008