Close-ups of a bridal costume from Balıkesir town (& nearby villages). Late-Ottoman style, 1930-40s. Set up around a reddish pink silk robe, adorned with large roses in golden thread embroidery, golden spirals & copper sequins. The 'tepelikli fes' (hat with silver cover) and the silk headscarf (adorned with sequins & white silk threads) date from the same period, as does the bronze cast belt, which features European 'Art Nouveau' influence. (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir (central district). Part of a festive costume, early 20th century. ‘Golden’ metal thread on silk velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Antika Osmanlı Tekstil, Istanbul).