Wardrobe Chamber (Esvap Odası)

Wardrobe Chambers where the clothes and jewels of Sultans were kept existed in the Palace ever since the time of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. The task of appropriate conservation of the imperial wearing apparel was assumed in the early period by the Dülbent Ağası (Muslin Master). In later periods, the function was fulfilled by the Esvabcıbaşı (Head of the Garments’ Custodians) and his crew. The Wardrobe Chamber situated near the Mecidiye Pavilion is the only building bearing that name known to us today at the Topkapı Palace.