Queen Elizabeth II, who died in England on September 8, was bid farewell to her last journey with a state ceremony held in Westminster Church in London yesterday, with an official parade on the streets of London. The ceremony was attended by many heads of state and government, including US President Joe Biden, as well as members of the royal family.
OTTOMAN FABRIC FROM BURSA SILK AT ELIZABETH’S FUNERAL
According to the news in Habertürk; Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, delivered a sermon at the ceremony, chaired by David Hoyle, pastor of Westminster Church. The Ottoman fabric surrounding Welby’s lectern did not go unnoticed. It was learned that the fabric was Bursa silk from the 16th century.
BURSA SILKING IN THE OTTOMAN PERIOD
Bursa was the capital of the Ottoman Empire and came to the fore politically on the stage of history. Bursa, which has the title of Payitaht, has a rich existence with its cultural structure besides its political importance.
It was one of the cities where the art/craft of weaving was highly developed during the Ottoman period. It attracted attention as one of the important production centers of that period, especially with its silk weavings.