During the Ottoman period, progress was made in many areas including commercial, social, cultural, art and design. In this period, parallel to the development of Turkish art, the development of fabric art was also positively affected. It has been taken care to manufacture fabric weaving, which is under state control, and has been paid attention to the preservation of originality in pattern designs. The palace fabrics, which experienced its most productive period in the 16th century, reached the highest level in terms of raw materials, patterns and design features. In the 17th century, the variety of motifs in fabric designs continued to increase. The magnificent fabrics reflecting the unique features of Turkish culture and art have gained an international reputation by crossed the borders of the empire and have took their place in various museums and art galleries. Today, many works on Ottoman textile art continue to be exhibited in museums abroad. One of these museums is the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The fabric samples that have reached to the present day reflect the rich cultural accumulation. The aim of this study is to examine and document the design features of the fabrics exhibited in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, such as motif, composition and color, and transfer them to future generations. Screening method was used in this study. While the universe of the research is composed of textile products in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the sample of the research is 14 fabric samples belonging to the 16th and 17th century Ottoman period, which are exhibited in the exhibition section of the museum. Fieldwork was carried out in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. The motif, composition and color features of the fabrics examined within the scope of the research were explained in detail and drawn in digital environment.
Keywords: Gulbenkian Museum, textile, fabric art, pattern, design