Ottoman Bazaar Caique
caiques are lived in the Bosphorus between the 16th-20th
century. Model was prepared according to a scale of 1:24. The
length and witdh of the model are 62 cm. and 10,5 cm. Model
and its all accessories are made and built by
model maker Fatih Karalar.
Linden,walnut, hornbeam, sipo (tropical) and cambare (tropical)
trees were used on this model. It was painted with air-brush
and was ended with spray mat varnish. The plan of model was
taken from Per la vice-Admiral Paris Collection and all
colours of this model were original colours of the plan. In
1855, the scales of the real
apparition of the model were like this:
14,66m. width 2,53m.and height 1,11m. The height of caique store
was 50 cm. Boatmen put baskets, panniers, bins, barrels etc.
here. It was used for carrying passengers and cargo for a
Each one could carry presumably 50-60 persons. The life of
Bazaar caiques began at the era of Suleiman the Magnificent and
went until 1960. Bazaar caique was trust estate of a mosque and
a church in Bosphorus. Sometimes they were used for common
entertainments and marriage ceremonies. It was forbidden to
mount canvas on the bazaar caiques. Three oarmen were pulling
six oars on foot from Üsküdar to Istanbul.
Written by Nihat KARALAR