Turkish Carpets And Rugs History
Turkish Anatolian Carpets And Rugs
The history of Turkish rugs date back to the nomadic times of the Turkish clans of the Central Asia steps. Carpet had a powerful effectiveness in nomadic Turcoman clans. Because the hordes moving very often and lived in tents, carpets were very portable objects which made the ground easy to step on.
Initially, carpets were used due to its functionality and later it had decorative features in order to adapt to colors of the tents and surrounding environment.
Almost every city of Anatolia (Asia Minor) has carpets with distinctive adornment and colours. These hand-made art pieces reflect a tradition that is passed on from one generation another. Read More
Ottoman Empire Maps With History & Facts
Ottoman Empire Map, A Brief History, Significant Facts, Achivements
Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299 by Osman Ghazi and consistently grew from 1299 to 1683. The first 10 rulers of the Ottoman Empire is considered as the most successful kings.
Ottomans Kings carried these titles: Sultan (Arabic: King, Ruler), Padişah (Persian: Shah Of the World), Khan (Turkish: Referring to ancestors from Central Asia)
Additionally the first two rulers, Osman I and Orhan were called as Ghazi (The warrior) since the Ottomans were no more than a warlike principality then. Murad I (1362-1389) considered as the first Sultan, since he built the foundations of Ottoman army, society, laws of the Ottoman State.
The Ottoman Sultans also carried the title of Caliph (Halifa) from the time of Selim I (1512-1520). Caliph is an Islamic title. Meaning the spiritual leader of Islamic World. This religious title was used by the Ottoman Sultans after the conquest of Mecca and Medina. Read More
Where to Stay in Istanbul?
Best Area to Stay in Istanbul for Tourists – Sultanahmet (Old City) or Taksim?
Istanbul is a large city with full of great hotels. Therefore it’s hard to decide where to stay. There are two major areas to stay in Istanbul in terms of being close to the main places of interest.
Those districts are Sultanahmet (Old City) and Taksim (Beyoglu). There is a third choice to be near to Istanbul’s nightlife: Bosphorus. Here is the insider’s tips about Best Area to Stay in Istanbul. Read More