#Ottoman Empire

Art Forms

The Magic and Splendor of Karagöz, Turkish Shadow Puppets

Evoking the imagination of adults and children for centuries, Karagöz (Black Eye in Turkish) is a popular and beloved Turkish shadow puppet ...

Marga Patterson 17 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Tughra of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent

The Ottoman Empire was an exotic realm filled with sheikhs, silks, and saffron. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it reached the height of its ...

James W Singer 19 April 2020