I watched the last episodes of the Magnificent of Century yesterday. It was quite sad story. The first son of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent was Sehzade Mustafa killed by his father. According the series story, Sultan Suleiman’s wife Sultan Hurrem and Suleiman’s vizier Rustem Pasa played a bad game to Sehzade Mustafa and than his father decided to killed him…
Consider of this story, l’d like to keep up with Sehzade Mustafa’s costume for this scene.
This costume is the one of my favorite in this scene. l loved the idea why the costume designer used white color of this scene for his costume. In my opinion and according to story of this series, Sehzade Mustafa was quite loved by the army of the Ottoman Empire and a Ottoman public. White color is symbolizing the Heaven and pure death in many Islamic culture. That’s why costume designer used this metaphor on his costume.
As you’ve seen on the bottom picture( Ottoman miniature), the painter artist shows us the reality of dead of Sehzade Mustafa.
*** Ottoman Miniature picture’s from A. Atilla Senturk, Sehzade Mustafa Mersiyesi, Enderun Kitapevi, s.132 (Hunername,CII,172a, Topkapi Palace Museum Library H.1524