Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Costumes Turcs
Vol. I Folio 133. Asiatic soldier of Brusa.


Soldat asiatique de Brusa
An Asian soldier of Bursa. Wearing a harlequin diamond-patterned jerkin in green, blue, red, yellow and white. Red and yellow kuşak in folds with a sword tucked into it. Wide blue knee breeches, bare legs, striped red blouse with long cuffs. Tall white hat with a round red top.
British Museum. Registration number: 1974,0617,0.12.1.133
Previously owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez

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See a similar heavily-armed man in diamond-patterned jerkin in Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey








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