Ottoman coat

 A study of an Ottoman Kaftan and pattern design

Basic shape for men’s coat

Research reference


  • The Topkapi Saray Museum: Costumes, Embroideries and other Textiles translated, expanded and edited by J.M.Rogers from the original Turkish by
  • Hulye Tezcan and Selma Delibas. Little, Brown and Co. Boston 1986 (ISBN 0-8212-1634-1)
    Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey Catalog of exhibition Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution October 29, 2000 January 22, 2006 (ISBN 0-934686-01-7)
  • Ipek The Crescent & the Rose: Imperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets by Nurhan Atasoy, Walter B. Denny, Louise W. Mackie, Hulya Tezcan. Edited by Julian Raby and Alison Effeny. Azimuth Editions Limited on behalf of TEB Iletisim ve Yayincilik A.S. (ISBN 1-898592-19-5)



Societies and organisations


Permanent marker on card

Planning the pattern lay

Coat detail and lining

Traditionally the lining would be mounted into the main fabric however I have added a loose lining.