An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century
WEST ASIA. Suggested Grade Levels: 9-12. View Full Lesson Plan: http://media.smithsonianfolkways.org/docs/lesson_plans/FLP10035_turkey_zeybek.pdf Let’s Dance Like an Eagle: Zeybek Dance in Turkey. Teach the history and geography of Turkey, focusing on the Anatolia region and Zeybek traditions. Students will learn to identify rhythmic patterns in Turkish music and Zeybek dance.