THE

COSTUME OF TURKEY,

ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF

ENGRAVINGS;

WITH

DESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.

Plate XX

A SAKA
OR TURKISH WATER CARRIER.

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Water carrier.
IT is a singular thing, that the business of a water carrier should afford a dress so ornamented : but it is, in fact, much less expensive than the furs and robes of the superior ranks. Almost all the common people (for the dress of the Turks is distinctive,) have a short jacket, ornamented with gold or silk twist, trowsers of cloth, which reach and fit close to the middle of the leg, which is in other respects quite bare. They wear red slippers, and have a broad belt round their bodies. Water is constantly carried about the streets both of Pera and Constantinople, and the Sakàs carry it in leathern buckets.

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See a Jenisseri saka : officier subalterne junior officer in Monnier's album Costumes Orientaux (Recueil de costumes et vêtements de l'Empire ottoman au 18e siècle), 1786




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