Ottoman period

From the late 14th century until the Balkan Wars in 1912, the territory of Macedonia was under Ottoman Turkish rule. After coming to these territories, the Ottomans imposed their system of government, and Islam became the dominant and leading religion.

All of this influenced the everyday life of the people, their customs, and their culture, which had a serious impact on architecture and art. Along with Islamic religion existed Christian religion, although with less intensity and slowly losing the radiance of Medieval art, still existing in high quality. The Ottoman collection in the Archaeological Museum of Macedonia is in its process of formation, and has a modest fund of items. The collection consists mainly of ceramic vessels, among which stands out the group of green glazed vessels, which date from the 16th-17th centuries, from the fortress of Skopje and from Kratovo, as well as silver jewelry from 16th-19th centuries.

Marjan Jaglikovski, curator