Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Costumes Turcs
Vol. I Folio 85. Çorbaçı


Chorbadgi en habit de cérémonie
Çorbaçı, colonel of the Janissaries, in ceremonial costume. Wearing a red kaftan with short sleeves, long flaps and a snow leopard (?) fur lining (white with black spots) and edging over a blue robe. White cap (kuka) which tapers to a rounded end and had a broad gold brim with a huge ostrich feather aigrette (süpürge sorguçlu) and a smaller black feather aigrette in gold holders.
British Museum. Registration number: 1974,0617,0.12.1.85
Previously owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez

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