Traditional festive women’s hats, from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), ca. 1925-1950. Adorned with metallic & mica sequins, several types of glass beads and balls, cotton ‘oya’ (Turkish lace) and late-Ottoman coins. Topped with a silver(y) ‘tepelik’ (hat cover). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).
Traditional festive ‘gümüş başlık’ (silver headgear) from the Urfa region. Mid-20th century. Small silver plaquettes, turquoise, silver ‘tepelik’ (round cover of the hat), chains, late-Ottoman coins; imitation-hair in ‘ibrişim’ (thick black silk threads). (Source: ‘Tarihi Türk Kadın Kıyafetleri’, Istanbul 1986).
Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. The large ‘şalvar’ (baggy pants) and the ‘yelek’ (sleeveless vest/bodice) are embroidered in the so-called ‘Rumeli’ style, (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Rear of a bridal 'fistan' / ‘göynek’ (under-dress for women) with (cotton on cotton) embroidery. From the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa), mid-20th century. With close-ups of the embroidered motifs (birds, flowers, geometric designs and small ‘üç ok’-motifs, (= ‘three arrows’), the ancestral tribal mark of the Oğuz Turks, which include both Türkmen and Yörük. (Inv.nr. gnk073 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
A traditional festive ensemble (‘şalvar’/baggy trousers + ‘cepken’/long-sleeved vest) from the Afyon province. Late-Ottoman, urban style, circa 1900. Adorned with goldwork embroidery (in ‘Maraş işi’-technique) on silk. Trousers and vest were purchased in Afyon in 1989. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).