Byzas
Constantinus
Theodosius II
Justinianos I
Mehmet II
Süleyman
Atatürk

Suleyman I

THE CAPITAL OF KANUNI (LAW GIVER) SULEYMAN I & THE CITY OF ARCHITECT SINAN

With exactly 46 years seated in his throne, ruling, Süleyman The Magnificent is the longest ruling Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The peak period of the Empire (1520-1566) was his rule also. His Turkish people gave him the title ‘’Kanuni” the ‘’LAW GIVER”, because of his reforms in public-law, the Europeans gave him the title ‘’Magnificent” because of the splendour and glory of his rule.

“Saz Yolu”, “Reed Route” style has become popular during 15 – 16 centuries. The first artist to use the style in his works within the imperial palace’s gilding workshops was named Şah Kulu.

He was invited by the Sultan from Tebriz-Persia and personal workshop for his private use was established in the palace. Thin, long and pointed-edged hefty leaves happen to be the most characteristical motifs of this style. On the other hand, “Karamemi Motif” is pictured as flowers stylized close to their original looks in the nature, and was named after the artist, who has come up with this motif named Master Karamemi.

Design named “Rumi” has come up to our times from 9th century and has been widely used in decorative arts ever since. The name “Rumi” converts to Roman and/or belonging to Romans. Earliest examples go back to Uyghur Turkish tribes from 9th cent. A.D. being used as decorative frescoes.

The most outstanding feature of the design we have dedicated to Süleyman the Magnificent is that; it’s bearing the form of “Spoon-makers Diamond”. Included within the design are stylized precious stones indicate his love for gemstones and the wealth of his treasury during his rule.

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Desing by Selim Sağlam