Hungarian zischagge helmet from the 16th century, this style of helmet was based on the Ottoman chichak helmet, various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name.
Ottoman or mamluk chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry (sipahi) of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name.
Stair Runners And The Huge Controversy Over Some Popular Fibers
This gorgeous Ghiordes runner was originally made in Central Turkey in the mid to late This carpet is actually a fragment of a much larger rug that had sustained too much damage to be… continue reading
The art of bookbinding, which spread from Central Asia to Iran, the Arabian Peninsula and Anatolia, was characterized by the motifs of the regions in which the artists grew up. Various styles were born employing Hatayi, arabesque, Herat, Rumi, Seljuk, Mamluk, Ottoman and Moroccan motifs.