The Avedis Zildjian Company, commonly known as Zildjian /?z?ld???n/, is a cymbal manufacturer founded in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) by an Armenian alchemist called Avedis Zildjian in the 17th century, during the Ottoman period. It is now based in Norwell, Massachusetts. Zildjian is nearly 400 years old, and thus is one of the oldest companies in the world. Zildjian also sells drum-related accessories, such as drum sticks and cymbal carriers. It is the largest cymbal manufacturer in the world.