Dutch – Ottoman trade

69885574_386514148701016_4330353376932921344_nThere has been intensive trade relations for centuries between Holland and Turkey. Traders (mainly from Leiden) imported Angora wool from Turkey (Izmir). This was used for expensive cloth production in The Netherlands. The end product ‘laken’, a type of linen, was produced black for the Dutch market, and colorful fabric was produced for Ottoman dress.

Under construction by Marcel van Baaren, Dutch -Turkish trade in Ottoman times. Tempera on wood. The painting will have a central role in the lecture of Cor Smit during the exhibit at the Istanbul University.

The painting will have a central role in the historic lecture of Cor Smit. See the events on facebook at 16 and 18 september. 

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