(To be updated as I find adequate, shareable resources)
Many of my resources are academic, accessed through my university. Unfortunately I can’t share them here, as this breaches the T&Cs a.k.a it would be pirating, despite these articles being my primary sources. Forgive me as I look for alternatives.
The Complex and Varying Attitudes of Figurative Art in Islam and Throughout History
A good article. It provides context, compares it to the other two Abrahamic religions, and is a great starting point for further research.
Byzantine | Persian | Ottoman
A collection of miniatures. They often cut and paste miniatures from disparate places into one collection, like a scrapbook.
Siyah Qalam – ‘black ink’
Wiki | Article 1
Marbled pages (ebru)
Turkish Culture Org | A video
Turkish bookbinding arts
Book covers | Calligraphy
The History of Ottoman Women’s Fashion
Clothing Laws – an example in the 18th – 19th century
Clothing Habits, Regulations And Non-Muslims In The Ottoman Empire
(finding information about the specific clothing laws for 1680 is extremely difficult, since the laws kept changing all the time and in most cases they were not adhered by the ordinary folk. I didn’t restrict myself, but I kept to basic guidelines)
The Turkish Masquerade
The Tales of Nasreddin Hodja