Poster of a water gate of the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul overlooking the Bosphorus, the strait that divides Istanbul into two parts. The beautiful palace of which the gate is part was erected as a new residence by order of sultan Abdülmecit. Previously, the sultans resided in the Topkapi Palace, where the living comfort no longer met the requirements.
Poster with a wonderful view of some of the most important monuments in the Turkish capital Istanbul. The photo was taken from the Hagia Sofia, the cathedral founded in the sixth century, which was later transformed into a mosque. In the background is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque. This huge mosque was founded between 1606 and 1616 by Sultan Ahmed I. In the foreground are tombs where the deceased sultans and relatives were buried.
The first records of tea imported into Europe from the Far East date to the second half of the 16th century. When the consumption of exotic drinks became widespread, a clear relationship arose with adapted containers, such as porcelain. The decorations were created in an interaction between the demand in the area of consumption and the producers in Asia. In this way, consumers ultimately formed their own ‘fictional’ image of Chinese culture. This product shows such a hybrid image of ‘Chinese’ representations.