THE STUDY OF GEORGIAN HISTORICAL COSTUMES BASED ON THE 16TH-CENTURY OTTOMAN MATERIAL SOURCES
The article aims at over-viewing foreign and especially Turkish (Ottoman) written sources to study historic Georgian costume. The article presents Georgian clothes and headwear depicted at the example of miniatures in the manuscript of the historical work "Secaatname" by Asaf Dal-Mehmed Chelebi which dates back to 1586. Mostly analyzed miniatures: "Alexander II of Kakheti in the presence of Osman Pasha – Lala Mustafa Pasha"; "The men of Erzurum attacked by Simon I of Kartli" and "The conquest of Tiflis by Özdemiroğlu Osman Pasha in the late sixteenth century". There are interesting parallels between clothes illustrated in Georgian written source and monumental and miniature painting. Finally, the probable existence of interesting materials in Turkish miniature painting is supposed to contribute to a future research on historic costumes.
Keywords: Historical costume, Ottoman manuscript – "Secaatname", Miniature painting, Sources, Hats.