The Silhouette of Byzantium: Paper Costumes

Pera Kids
Ages 7-12

  • January 27, 2022 / 15:00
  • February 1, 2022 / 15:00
  • February 5, 2022 / 10:30

What did Istanbul look like during Byzantine times? How did people dress? What was the color, texture, and shape of the clothes? By viewing the designs in the Textile Monuments section inspired by Byzantine art, we study how the artists interpreted architectural and iconographic elements in their designs. After finishing a guided 3D tour of the exhibition and being inspired by the world-famous designers who reflect the Byzantine heritage in their work, we create our own costumes for the emperor and the empress out of paper. This workshop allows us to get to know the Byzantine culture and develop our dexterity and imagination.

Related Exhibition: “What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!”: Byzantium in Popular Culture

Materials (Included in the kit to be sent)
Character drawings
Snap fasteners
Wood sticks
Removable adhesive 

Taught by: Yeliz Çetindağ, Kültür Bavulu
Ages: 7-12
Duration: 75 minutes
Capacity: 10 participants 

Fee per workshop: 200 TL

Participants will receive a certificate of participation via e-mail. After an online guided 3D tour of the exhibition, students attend a related workshop on the Zoom Meeting app.

Please make sure that your camera and microphone are on as this allows for participants to be seen and to be given personal instructions. It is assumed that all the participants agreed to this upon registration.

Important Information: Every ticket holder will have a package sent to them via courier services. The package contains materials to be used in the workshop.

To receive the materials, please email us at with your reference number, name, phone number, mailing address, and email address after purchasing your ticket.

Cargo: Ticket price includes delivery fee. The cargo will be sent by Pera Museum. The average delivery time is 3 business days for Istanbul and 5 business days for other cities. Pera Museum is not responsible for delays resulting from the delivery company. Returns and/or refunds are not available.

PERAcard FAMILY members are eligible for discount rates.
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