The inspiration of this necklace is the Talismanic Shirts used by Ottoman Sultans to heal and protect themselves. The shirts are exhibited in Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. The form refers to the collar of the shirts and the used ruby and diamonds refer to the sacred numbers, letters and symbols on the shirts. Here is the story:It all started with a miniaturist decorating the charmed shirt at the propitious moment of Sunday night March 30, 1477, determined by a court astrologer
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This necklace prepared with the modern interpretation of motives and charms that were carefully decorated on shirts, gems and spears to protect and heal the Ottoman Sultans; in the ruby colour of power and might, and with the symbol of eternity. It is made of 14K gold, diamonds and ruby and also it has been used red silk fabric between two glasses in the centre of the necklace which refers to the original shirts. It is hundred percent handmade and it manufactured by craftsman in Grand Bazaar.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2014 in Istanbul and finished in February 2016 in Istanbul and exhibited in Istanbul February 11th 2016 in Istanbul.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Hand made by craftsman with traditional process. 14K Gold, 0.08Ct Diamonds, 0.01Ct ruby
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Main part of necklace dimensions are W :420mm H :900mm D:30mm
Chain lenght :80cm.
Necklace, Gold, Diamonds, Ruby, Jewellery, Jewellery Designer, Historical, Unique Design, Talismanic, Sacred
The challenge was to create an object similar to the collar of the Talismanic Shirt which is used by Ottoman Sultans.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Gulsah Surel Erdem & House of DIV, 2015.