In the Palace, people sat on cushions and ate around a tray; however, in the 19th century, they westernized, introducing the use of tables, chairs, European porcelain and silver cutlery.
All of the sultans were skilled in an area of the arts. Sultan Abdulmecid was skilled in calligraphy, an art widely practiced in the Ottoman Empire.
Luxury Items sold at bazaars include: rugs and Iznik Ceramics
Art in Ottoman Mosques
Prayer rugs were used to keep worshipers in a straight line.