The mining art, which constitutes an important branch of traditional Turkish handicrafts and continues to reflect the superior skill and pleasure of the Anatolian people for thousands of years, reached its summit with various art branches during the Ottoman period. Together with the Bronze Age, mankind, who mainly uses the mining products, light and durable artifacts have begun to be made in different forms for different usage areas to the extent that the mine offers it. The pots of the people that they have done in line with their needs have gradually become an art existence in the hands of the Anatolian people. Today, metal works are qualification of evidence of life and culture of Anatolian people as evidence. Cup holders forming a group of elegant pieces of Ottoman culture in the Ottoman mining art are remarkable works in terms of their usage purposes and their artistic characteristics. It is possible to define the cup holder as a small bowl in which coffee cups are placed in the absence of a handle for the purpose of holding fine cups. In this study, 3 cup holders belonging to the Ottoman Period in Bitlis Ethnography Museum were examined and presented in catalog form. As a result, it was seen that the works inspected were made of copper material, made by forging technique, engrave and embossing techniques were applied with herbal motifs in the ornaments.
Ottoman, Mining art, Cup holders, Bitlis Ethnography Museum