Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza, Palestine
Suleyman the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman Empire between 1520 and 1566, during which time the territory of the Empire doubled in size and reached the apogee of its military, economic and political power. Popularly known as “the Magnificent” or “the Lawmaker,” he was the 10th Ottoman sultan and the 4th to rule from Istanbul. He was religiously tolerant, insisting that the Jewish and Christian sites in Jerusalem should be included within his rebuilt city walls.
Era: Ottoman Period (1516—1917)