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Ottoman Silks clients are invariably cultured and appreciative of our historic designs that were woven over 500 years ago.  

Outside of Turkey will sell fabric only for a variety of reasons – for interiors, period costumes, evening wear, bespoke clothing – but here is one we hadn’t done before. 

Our client was ordained at the Vatican in Ottoman Silks which is so wonderful to see.  The relationship between the Ottoman traders and the Venetians was very strong during the 15th and 16th centuries.  Between them they controlled the trade of silk from Istanbul through Venice to Europe and beyond making Venice, Genoa and the Ottomans very rich indeed.

September 21, 2017

Two gorgeous new items added to the Ottoman Silks Collection

Our dressing gown
£1699

And our  Bosphorus handbag in Safiye design
£147

July 17, 2017

This season’s Arts of the Islamic World sale at Sotheby’s London was led by an exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), with çintamani and tiger-stripe design from the collection of Argine Benaki Salvago which sold for £1,076,750 (original estimate £300,000 -£600,000), marking a record price for an Ottoman textile at auction. Her entire collection, comprising eight Ottoman textiles and objects as well as Greek textiles sold for a total of £2,361,954.

They encompassing over three continents and a thousand years, :appearing on the auction market for the very first time.

May 01, 2017

OTTOMAN SILKS AT THE MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, DOHA, QATAR

One of the most beautiful Museums in the world – now featuring the Ottoman Silks Collection in their beautiful shop. We are delighted to be on display throughout 2017 and supporting their new exhibition on Imperial Threads of Turkey, India and Iran.  

March 28, 2017

Safiye arrives – our summer design!

We are delighted to introduce our latest design which we have chosen from Murad III’s kaftan collection.  Woven in powder blue with silver cintemani (leopard) spots, this pattern is soft, light and elegant.   New items in the collection are in production using Safiye – the original design is displayed at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

March 05, 2017
December 06, 2016
November 28, 2016

News just in while preparing for Decorex that we have just been selected as a CPD Provider for the British Institute of Interior Design. Very honoured and looked forward to sharing the Ottoman Silks story with UK's top interior designers

September 17, 2016

Delighted to be exhibiting at Decorex

Syon Park, London 18th – 21st September.  “The interior design show for professionals”

Come and visit Ros and the team at Stand ST4 showcasing Ottoman Silks fabulous fabric panels, bespoke Ottoman Ottomans and our new Yeni Collection of contemporary Ottoman Designs.

September 03, 2016

Ottoman Silks showcases beautiful Ottomans specially made for each pattern and named after Ottoman officials.

see Interior Design for details

June 26, 2016

Leighton House Welcomes Ottoman Silks!

Where East meets West – now also meets Ottoman Silks! We are delighted our collection is available and associated with this fabulous Museum, former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Leighton House in Holland Park, London is the only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom and is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century,

June 01, 2016

Ottoman Silks goes to the Opera!

Our collection of kaftans (opera coats) and handbags are now available at Glyndebourne under a joint label and available in their shop and online via Ottoman Silks Collection for Glyndebourne or at www.ottomansilks.com

Glyndebourne has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded company led by the Christie family, whose aim is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of opera. Profits from the Glyndebourne Retail Shop and Online Shop are fed directly back to Glyndebourne to support its opera productions and education programmes

May 05, 2016

We’re getting ready for one of the biggest and most impressive shows in the UK The Spirit of Summer Fair and we are delighted to be working with the Bespoke Chair Company to create an exceptional collection of ‘Ottomans’.

Super talented Patricia Alban Stanley is beavering away in her Grayshott workshop making our pieces ready in time for the Fair – we think you will be impressed! Highly accredited by the Guild of Master Upholsterers, Patricia has previously been awarded their coveted first prize.  She now works for private clients, hosts upholstery workshops in Surrey and works with us.

We love what she does and she loves our fabrics – it’s a good match! Here's an ‘ottoman’ in the making!!

April 15, 2016

Introducing our new contemporary colour range, the Yeni Collection. We have taken the traditional Ottoman designs available in their original colours and reproduced them in Ivory, charcoal and oyster shades so that they are more compatible with modern interiors

March 02, 2016

TEAM OTTOMAN SILKS’ PREPARING OUR PHOTO SHOOT AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY RESIDENCE, ANKARA

March 01, 2016

Tonight in Chelsea – a great cause and a great crowd.  Come and join us!

November 09, 2015

Ottoman Silks delighted to be attending wonderful new fair at Chelsea Harbour – only a few tickets left!

November 08, 2015
November 05, 2015

Free wrapping and shipping before November 30th 2015

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Mrs. Esra Bilgic - Turkish Ambassador's wife, London. Collecting her Yildiz Amina kaftan. May 2015

May 24, 2015

Thank you Pickett for the most wonderful opportunity to show our Ottoman Silks Collection to London from your beautiful new home in Burlington Gardens. 

Sad to go!  

Closes Tuesday 19th May at 6pm.

May 24, 2015

SO PROUD TO BE INTRODCUED TO LONDON BY PICKETT IN THEIR VERY SMART NEW MAYFAIR HOME

10-12 BURLINGTON GARDENS, SW1.

FROM 14 – 19TH MAY 2015, SEE THE COMPLETE OTTOMAN SILKS COLLECTION AND ALSO THE NEW ‘LONDON RANGE’ WHERE THE SILKS HAVE BEEN REVERSED INTO THE LINING OF OUR HANDBAGS AND KAFTANS.  MORE UNDERSTATED – MORE LONDON!

FOR THE FIRST TIME TOO, WE WILL BE GIVING A SNEAK PREVIEW OF OUR SULTANS COLLECTION – OTTOMAN SILKS DRESSING GOWNS, PYJAMAS AND SLIPPERS.

BE FIRST TO SEE THE OTTOMAN SILKS COLLECTION AT PICKETT!

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May 06, 2015

Announcing our new Ottoman Silks fabric, Nulifer - named after the original kaftan woven in the 17th Century for Sultan Ibrahim 1

March 24, 2015

We have been working hard on our interior design collection –  original Ottoman Silks patterns in contemporary colours.  Sample books are underway  and we will be launching in a few weeks.

Here’s a sneak preview!

February 26, 2015

Country Life features Ottoman Silks 12th September 2014 issue

November 18, 2014

Additions to our Collection

Silk scarves in Ottoman designs – hand woven in Bursa, Turkey

Last September we drove to Bursa to meet a silk hand weaver who has created the most beautiful scarves in Ottoman designs.  Not only do they originate from the very heart of the silk industry in Turkey but are of such fine quality that we are delighted to add his designs to our Collection.  It is rare to find such talent and we only have a few to sell – see shop    

October 22, 2014

We only feature and sell fine quality items – Turkish luxury!  We are delighted to introduce our Sultanahmet and Pera bags to our Ottoman Silks Collection.  Properly made and lined in silk – they are stunning bags – you definitely won’t find them anywhere else in the world!

October 22, 2014

Ottoman Silks will be selling selected items in the Collection at the Gift of Sight and Boutique de Noel Fair in London before Christmas.  

October 22, 2014

OUR FIRST SIX MONTHS HAVE BEEN A WHIRLWIND!  OUR COLLECTION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE BOUTIQUES OF TURKEY`S TOP HOTELS. TURKISH AIRLINES BUSINESS CLASS MAGAZINE, SKYLIFE,DEDICATED 10 PAGES ON OTTOMAN SILKS IN THEIR APRIL EDITION WITH OTHER UPCOMING ARTICLES IN THE PIPELINE.

June 29, 2014

ANNOUNCING OTTOMAN SILKS IN LONDON  SOON!

June 29, 2014

THANK YOU JW MARRIOTT FOR OUR WONDERFUL DISPLAY IN THEIR FABULOUS ANKARA HOTEL

June 27, 2014

BRAVO TULIP FOR THE FABULOUS WINDOW AT THE HILTON, IZMIR AND JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY IN DUBAI.

June 26, 2014

ROS POLLOCK AND CAROL KARADAG ARE THE HARD WORK BEHIND OTTOMAN SILKS. WE ARE ENTHRALLED BY THE REACTION TO OUR COLLECTION AND HAVE A CLEAR AND EXCITING VISION FOR THE FUTURE.  

June 25, 2014

Welcome to Ottoman Silks – the first collection of Ottoman designs, jacquard woven in silk for over 400 years!

Launched at the British Embassy, Ankara in the summer 2013, Ottoman Silks is proud to introduce this range in partnership with Persan.

We will introduce the collection to Istanbul at the IWI Christmas Festival on 8th December at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul and our collection will increasingly be found in upmarket establishments across Turkey.

More news to follow and an announcement of our two new fabrics in the Ottoman Silks collection coming later this year.

June 23, 2014

Model Audra Jeffers and Photographer Emrah Ozesen

June 23, 2014

Divan Cukurhan Hotel, Ankara – location for Ottoman Silks Yildiz Kaftan Photoshoot

June 23, 2014

On location at the Itnografya museum, Ankara

June 23, 2014

Crew after party at JW Marriott, Ankara

June 23, 2014

H.E Sir David Reddaway cmg mbe, British Ambassador to Turkey with Carol Karadag and Sharron Horsey of Ottoman Silks

June 23, 2014

British Embassy AICC Fashion Show launch venue for Ottoman Silks June 2013.

June 23, 2014

Celebrating the inaugural launch at Evteks, Istanbul with Persan designers

June 23, 2014

Tailor Selim Bey in his Ankara workshop.

June 23, 2014

Photographs of original kaftans by kind permission of Topkapi Palace Museum. Drawing by Gülsemin Bolat, Edited by Görkem Elmas.

June 23, 2014
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