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Ottoman Touch: Elegant Touch to your life style
EAST MEETS WEST
The Ottoman empire leaves behind a distinct artistic, architectural, and cultural legacy. It evokes an orientalist fantasy that is populated by great sultans, that is full of exotic scents. But there is much more to it. At its height, the great Ottoman Empire (ca. 1299–1922) spread from Anatolia and the Caucasus across North Africa and into Syria, Arabia, and Iraq. It united many disparate parts of the Islamic and Eastern Christian world, integrating Byzantine, Mamluk, and Persian traditions – ultimately forming a distinct Ottoman artistic vocabulary.
The Ottoman style is awakening and pulling away from monotony of today’s world. It carries elements of extravagance and have elegant flamboyance. The Ottoman Empire stretched across three continents for hundreds of years. The main explanation of Ottoman Empire style is blending of East and West in the pieces of collections. It is sense of style that springs from an imperial world, built on the Byzantine Empire, that connected Europe to Asia, a true geographical and cultural bridge between two different worlds. In style comprised various influences such as Chinese, Indian, French and Italian. Ottomans style was a rarity to be cosmopolitan per excellence. In style comprised various influences such as Chinese, Indian, French and Italian. This cosmopolitan streak was also very evident in the capital of the empire. The sophisticated Ottoman style by virtue of standing at the crossroads of many cultures: Istanbul exemplifies the sophisticated Ottoman style by virtue of standing at the crossroads of many cultures.
Ottoman art is based on making the most of what it is at hand, refining the work over and over again until there is no further refinement or additions to be made. An artwork refined to the point of perfection already becomes immune to fashion and trends and gains a timeless, infinite beauty. So that Ottoman art that survive to date, such as Ottoman calligraphy, embroideries, Usak carpets, Iznik ceramics. And the splendid interiors of the Topkapi Palace, prove this point.
Ottoman chic is at once modest and glamorous, cosmopolitan, sensual, multi-layered, extravagantly elegant, and timelessly beautiful.
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