Textile Tidbits: Ottoman Tents in Vienna

Ottoman Tents - Stambouline

For my latest Textile Tidbit, I’d like to share a blog post all about sixteenth and seventeenth-century Ottoman military tents. Following various European victories over the Ottomans, a number of these magnificent tents can be found in museums around Europe, and in particular, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Museum of Military History in Vienna. For my part, I think I can safely say I have never seen a tent as large or impressive as these – every inch of them is covered in intricate appliqued decoration – and it’s quite a discovery to learn about them.

To read more about these Ottoman tents, click here.