Authentic Turkish restaurant with red lighting designs.
Interesting and modernized authentic place.
The lighting of the restaurant is fez shaped red pendant lighting and white chandeliers.
Fez Shaped Lighting
Ancient Ottoman time fezs are turned into lighting design in this restaurant. Sconces and pendant lighting are fez shaped.
Both Modern and Authentic
A restaurant interior that uses modern and authentic pieces.
History Of the Fez
The origins of the fez, called the “tarboosh” by the Moroccans, are in dispute. The wide acceptance of the fez stems from the Ottoman Empire extending its influence (never to Morocco however) in the early 19th Century.
Fez in Ottoman Empire Era
With the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after WWI, another move towards modernization – this time looking west – actually made the fez illegal in 1925. (Hats having this kind of power and meaning is a recurring theme in history).
Condemned by the New Regimes
Men who wore fezzes were imprisoned. When monarchies were overthrown in Iraq, Egypt, and Libya, the fez was condemned by the new regimes. Many men, for the first time, went bareheaded.
The Decline of the Fez
The name “fez” comes from the Moroccan city of the same name. Fez, Morocco produced the dye, made from crimson berries, to color the hat. The decline of the fez’s popularity has had its effect in Morocco too.