Gold Caftan – Altın Kaftan

Caftan sewn from a lampas-woven textile, silk with gilded lamella of animal substrate

Eastern Islamic world or China; 1st half of 14th century
H: 130; W. incl. both sleeves: 195 cm

While the typical Arab caftan was closed in the front, the Mongol was closed on the side with a row of tapes, which in this caftan are attached to a reinforced piece around the waist. The pattern demonstrates a mixture of Eastern and Western influences. The drop-shaped elements with stylized lions and surrounding swastika shapes point to China, while the stylized border with Kufi pseudo-calligraphy on the shoulders is an Islamic feature that has its origins in Arab tiraz textiles.

These textiles worked with gold were costly, and although a number of smaller parts of the same pattern were used to complete the caftan, an extra piece of another type nonetheless had to be used as well. Most of the gold has been lost, and the areas that were once golden are now brown.

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Görür görmez güzelliğine çarpıldığım bu kaftan, bir tür yaldızlı ve değerli çin ipeğinden dokunmuş. 14 yy’ın ilk yarısı, doğu islami yada çin kökeni olduğu düşünülüyor.

Tipik bir arap kaftanı direk önden kapanırken, Moğol kaftanları, şekilde görüldüğü gibi, güçlendirilmiş bel parçasıyla, yandan bantlarla kapanır. Kumaş deseninden, doğu (Çin) ve batı (İslam, Arap) etkilerinin karışımı oldukça açık şekilde görülmekte. Aslanlarla birlikte damla şekilleri ve gamalı haçlar Çin etkisini gösterirken, Omuzlardaki yarı Kufi yazmaları Arap Tiraz tekstil kökenli İslami etkiyi göstermekte.

Kumaş, oldukça pahallı bir şekilde altınla (dokunmuş) çalışılmış. İlk yapıldığında olduğu gibi altın renginde olan bu kaftanın, zamanla altınları dökülmüş, yani eskimiş, ve eskiden altın olan kısımlar şimdi koyu, kahverengi renge gelmiş.

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