One of the paintings to be displayed (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities media office)
CAIRO – 23 August 2017: A temporary exhibition showcasing Ottoman costumes will be held at the historic Mohamed Ali Basha Palace in Manial entitled, ‘Ala Raso Resha’ (A Feather on His Head), that will run between August 28 and October 28.
The exhibition will display a collection of manuscripts and paintings that will be shown to the public for the first time depicting Ottoman clothes and jobs that Egyptians acquired during this era according to a released statement by the Ministry of Antiquities.
The manuscripts and paintings were recently renovated to be displayed in conventional sequence that explains the Ottoman era in the country. Egyptians who lived during this era were assigned a certain outfit according to his/her job and position in society.
Featuring aspects of the Ottoman Empire, the exhibition that will be located in the main hall of the palace, explains several details about this era in Egypt that lasted for approximately 600 years.
This exhibition is part of a continuous effort by the Ministry of Antiquities to revive heritage located in Egyptian museums including manuscripts and artifacts in efforts to encourage the local community to visit these museums.