Celebrate Turkish Art and Culture at The Met

The riches of the Ottoman empire (ca. 1299–1922), a historic world power that encompassed many parts of the Islamic lands, are presented at The Met in resplendent artistic triumphs—from luxurious textiles to magnificent manuscripts and jewel-toned pottery. It represents a glorious phase in the story of Turkey’s creative past. Luxurious textiles, magnificent manuscripts, and jewel-toned pottery from various parts of the Ottoman empire represent this rich heritage in The Met collection.

The Met celebrates Turkish art and culture with a special installation, Dialoges: Modern Artists and the Ottoman Past, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from October 24, 2023, to June 30, 2024, in the Department of Islamic Art’s Koç Family Galleries (459 and 460) for the arts of the Ottoman world. This new installation positions contemporary Turkish artworks in dialogue with Ottoman treasures in the Museum’s Islamic art collection.

Concurrently, The Met Store is delighted to introduce a limited-edition collection of handcrafted items by the following Turkish artisans.


İris Süloş Özbaş is the visionary behind Monapetra. History is the vernacular by which she articulates her timeless collections interpreting artistic and cultural traditions from around the world.

The Monapetra Indian Poppy Glass Intaglio Earrings in red


The delicate poppies on these glass intaglio earrings, available in three colorways, are plucked from a fabulous floorspread fragment attributed to India in The Met's Islamic art collection. Made in the late 17th century during the Mughal dynasty (1526–1858), during which some of India's most spectacular works of art were created, the Museum's textile boasts stately rows of poppy plants, which were admired for their striking color and form.

Fragment of a Floorspread, late 17th century. Attributed to India. Cotton; plain weave, mordant-painted and dyed, resist-dyed. The Alice and Nasli Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Alice Heeramaneck, 1982 1982.239a



Founded in the Turkish capital of Istanbul in 1956, Divan offers sweet treats honoring flavors and recipes passed down through the generations. Choose from an enticing selection of croquants and dragées.

Chocolate-raspberry-covered almond croquants


Samsara Curation

Zeynep Alp realized Samsara Curation in 2015 to share finely crafted designs with stories to tell. The Needle Lace Shawl, available in two colorways, embodies Alp’s enduring pursuit of eye-catching Turkish textures, prints, and fabrics for limited-edition pieces produced in private workshops.

The Needle Lace Shawl in white and red by Samsara Curation



Derived from the term selamlık, referring to the area in Ottoman homes where guests were entertained, Selamlique is an Istanbul-based brand devoted to Turkish coffee—best sipped in the company of others—and shareable confectionery.

These assorted chocolate-covered Turkish delights are presented in an elegant box reproducing the motif on a kaleidoscopic Turkish tile panel in The Met collection. These early 17th-century tiles were made in the renowned Iznik kilns, which produced splendid ceramic wares for the Ottoman court.

Tile Panel, early 17th century. Made in Turkey, Iznik. Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 17.190.2087


These products are available exclusively at The Met Fifth Avenue. To purchase or to learn more, contact 212-879-5500 extension 2850.