Traditional sleeveless caftan for women, from the rural Bartin region, ca. 1925-1950. Sometimes called ‘uzun yelek’ (long vest) or (locally) ‘uskuta’. Made of a striped silk fabric; quilted and lined with white cotton. The neck is adorned with metallic (silver) thread embroidery and black & golden braid; the armholes additionally feature some (small) black silk tassels. (Inv.n° kaf013 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).