The Tortoise Trainer Turkish decorative pillow cover. Printed silk fabric decorative pillow cover. These accent toss pillow covers would add ethnic style yet modern outlook, color, and warmth to your home. This pillow cover is perfect to create a unique home decor. Size: 15.74in. (40cm) x 15.74in. (40cm).
100% silk (only front face)
All our products are made in Turkey by Turkish craftspeople with materials produced in Turkey.
Recomended; dry clean. You may wash in machine with maximum water temperature of 85 °F / 30°C. Ironing should be on reverse side. Do not bleach.
The Tortoise Trainer is a painting by Osman Hamdi Bey which was crafted in 1906 and 1907 (two versions). In 2004 it was sold for $3.5M and is currently displayed at the Pera Museum in Istanbul. In the Tortoise Trainer, Osman Hamdi Bey satirises the slow and ineffective attempts at reforming the Ottoman Empire, through the attempts of an anachronistic historical character to train tortoises. The painting depicts an elderly man in traditional Ottoman religious costume which predates the introduction of the fez and the spread of Western style dress with the Tanzimat reforms in the mid 19th century. He holds a traditional ney flute with which he is attempting to "train" the tortoises at his feet.