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Embroidered Letter and Document Wallets in the Sadberk Hanım Museum and Ömer M Koç Collections

September 10, 2022 – May 31, 2023

SHM: The Sadberk Hanım Museum, Büyükdere Piyasa Cad 27–29, Büyükdere, Sarıyer, Istanbul


With Istanbul awash with contemporary artworks, what a relief to have one seriously beautiful exhibition focusing on the city’s Ottoman heritage. Beautifully crafted letter and document wallets of the finest remained the essential accessory for any businessman, diplomat or grand tourist in the Levant. This marvellous collection ranges between 1669 and 1835.


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