Ottoman Euro

 

Materials: leather, textile print, bordure,
Dimensions: 120 cm x 65 cm, (2016)

 

Louis XIV was the first European regent to invite the Ottomans to his court. In the wake of this cultural exchange, the French started implementing Ottoman style furniture in their royal quarters. The term turquerie derives from this period and refers to Turkish aesthetic elements as a constitutive component in furniture of the era. In French high society wearing turbans and caftans gradually became fashionable, as well as lying on rugs and cushions. This was also reflected in the art of the period. Music, paintings, architecture, and artifacts were frequently inspired by the Turkish and Ottoman styles and methods.

 

Also pictured here:
Little Garlic Man from the Baba World computer game.
Material: Bronze Dimensions: 22 cm x 14 cm (2016)