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A silk 'yazma' (headscarf), edged with large silk 'iğne oya' (Turkish needle lace).  From the Izmir region, ca. 1985.  Part of local traditional costumes, for both men and women.  (Inv.n° yaz089 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A silk 'yazma' (headscarf), edged with large silk 'iğne oya' (Turkish needle lace). From the Izmir region, ca. 1985. Part of local traditional costumes, for both men and women. (Inv.n° yaz089 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

‘Kefiye oyalı ve poşulu zeybek başı’ (ceremonial headgear and scarf of the ‘Efe’ / ‘Zeybek’).  Izmir-style, with large flat (2D) oya-lace.  The hat was made in our workshop; only authentic needle-lace (iğne oyası) were used. The scarf (‘poşu’) is old: circa 1920.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

‘Kefiye oyalı ve poşulu zeybek başı’ (ceremonial headgear and scarf of the ‘Efe’ / ‘Zeybek’). Izmir-style, with large flat (2D) oya-lace. The hat was made in our workshop; only authentic needle-lace (iğne oyası) were used. The scarf (‘poşu’) is old: circa 1920. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

‘Kefiye oyalı ve poşulu zeybek başı’ (ceremonial male headgear and scarf of the ‘Efe’ / ‘Zeybek’).  Manisa-style (with small three-dimensional flower-oya).  The hat was made in our workshop; only authentic needle-lace (iğne oyası) were used. The scarf (‘poşu’) is old: circa 1920-1940.  (Invent.nr. ba$018 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

‘Kefiye oyalı ve poşulu zeybek başı’ (ceremonial male headgear and scarf of the ‘Efe’ / ‘Zeybek’). Manisa-style (with small three-dimensional flower-oya). The hat was made in our workshop; only authentic needle-lace (iğne oyası) were used. The scarf (‘poşu’) is old: circa 1920-1940. (Invent.nr. ba$018 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional ornaments for a Turkish bride from the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria).  Mid-20th century.  A hat, a necklace and a bracelet; made with small glass beads – the cotton hat has additionally small silver(y) chains.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional ornaments for a Turkish bride from the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria). Mid-20th century. A hat, a necklace and a bracelet; made with small glass beads – the cotton hat has additionally small silver(y) chains. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Izmir province. Circa 1925-1950.

Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Izmir province. Circa 1925-1950.

Traditional wedding costumes from Kuşadası (mostwestern district of the Aydın province).  Ca. 1920s.

Traditional wedding costumes from Kuşadası (mostwestern district of the Aydın province). Ca. 1920s.

Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (west of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace).  Turkish, c. 1925.  The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique.  The circular sunflower-like motif on the vest bears a star & crescent design (= Turkish flag) in its center.  (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (west of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace). Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. The circular sunflower-like motif on the vest bears a star & crescent design (= Turkish flag) in its center. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive headgear of an Üsküdarlı Tahtacı woman, from the Bergama region.  Gold (imitation) coins and glass beadwork.  The Tahtacı are Alevi Türkmen.  Picture from ca. 2005.

Traditional festive headgear of an Üsküdarlı Tahtacı woman, from the Bergama region. Gold (imitation) coins and glass beadwork. The Tahtacı are Alevi Türkmen. Picture from ca. 2005.

Traditional festive female headgear from the Mudurnu-Taraklı region (Bolu province), mid-20th century.  The ‘yazma’ (large head scarf) is adorned with multicoloured embroidery and edged with needle lace combined with metal sequins.  The square shape of the silver ‘tepelik’ (metal cover of the hat) is singular and characteristic of the Bolu province.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive female headgear from the Mudurnu-Taraklı region (Bolu province), mid-20th century. The ‘yazma’ (large head scarf) is adorned with multicoloured embroidery and edged with needle lace combined with metal sequins. The square shape of the silver ‘tepelik’ (metal cover of the hat) is singular and characteristic of the Bolu province. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

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