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and some other information Hope this helps Ratiri in Atenveldt
has a pattern for an Ottoman woman's ferace that is not historically
accurate in a package called "RH 408 - Ottoman Turkish Accessories"
for $35. The patterns in the package are a mixed bag. Some are
more-or-less historically accurate, some are not, the ferace falling
unfortunately into the latter category.
The SCA_Turkish_Personas_Moderated list, which is much more active
than this one, has some patterns in its file section. The list isn't
really all that moderated. It got the name because it was abandoned
for a while; "moderated" was added to its name when it was recovered
so people would know it was no longer a "s - p - a - m" fest.
Someone i had a great time with at Pennsic 2007 (i'm on the Left
Coast, and i haven't been back again... yet...) has a web site with a
VERY useful PDF called "Turkish Garb: An Overview of Ottoman Women's
I'm not linking directly to the PDF because there's some other
helpful links on the page worth looking over. Not all are Turkish,
and some may be outdated, but most still work. If you find a dead
link you want to try, copy the URL and go to The Internet Archive's
Asim has useful info in a text he put online, along with some line
drawings you can make patterns from
While Persian and Ottoman are not the same, they are similar.
The sca-persian list on Yahoo has a number of patterns by several
different people in its "Files" section.
Uncle Rashid has some Persian patterns that can be adapted to Ottoman:
And there are some other Persian patterns on-line as free graphics...
If i remember, i'll post. I'm pretty sure that some others on this
list can give you URLs, too.
Remember to make your overcoat with plenty of ease so it fits over
your multiple layers of other garments. It is supposed to be quite
wide and loose.
If you mean some other Turkish culture, such as the very significant
Seljuks, please let us know.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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