Production and Trade of Ottoman Textiles with Amanda Phillips
In this episode of the ART Informant, Isabelle Imbert welcomes Dr Amanda Phillips, Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Material Culture at the University of Virginia. Amanda specialises in the consumption and trade of textiles in Ottoman Türkiye. It is the topic of her latest book: Sea Change: Ottoman Textiles between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, published in 2021 (University of California Press). In the episode, they talk about the techniques and particularities of Ottoman silks, such as the so-called Studenica silk, and of course of crimson and gold-embroidered velvets made in Bursa, particularly well represented on the market, as well as academic career, book writing, and much more.