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Traditional bridal/festive costume of the Barak tribe. From: Gaziantep province. The picture was taken during a folk dance performance.

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Traditional festive village costume from the Gaziantep province (on the Syrian border).

HakkariHAKKARİ----TÜRKİYE-

A traditional festive costume of the province of Hakkâri (Southeast Turkey)…

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 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).

Close-up of a traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası.  Clothing style of the 1950s. The copper, nickle and silver coins adorning the headgear, and the beadwork necklaces are late-Ottoman (19th – early 20th century).  (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Close-up of a traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar…

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 ‘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).

Two ‘bel bağı’ (waistband) from the Alevi Türkmen village of Nebiköy (near Tokat).  Beadwork, purchased (in the village) in 1989.  The upper one is incomplete: a ‘bel bağı’ should have 12 tassels, symbolizing the Alevi belief in the 12th imam, an ultimate savior of humankind who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) and fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world.  (Inv.nr. bon015&016 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Two ‘bel bağı’ (waistband) from the Alevi Türkmen village of Nebiköy (near…

Front, rear and close-up of a traditional festive cap for ‘genç kız’ (= not yet betrothed girls). From the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c.  Adorned with different types of glass beads, metal (imitation) Ottoman coins, (cotton or orlon) pom-poms and sequins (both metallic and mica).   (Inv.nr. ba$034  - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Front, rear and close-up of a traditional festive cap for ‘genç kız’ (= not yet…

Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Izmir province. Clothing style: rural, 1925-1950. Ethnic group: Türkmen. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Izmir province. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Komple başlık, cepken, arkalaç, üçetek, şalvar,bluz, yağlık, toka kemer(isteğe bağıi), çorap, ayakkabı, taki(isteğe bağlı)İZMİR---TÜRKİYE-

Traditional festive costume for young women, from the Türkmen villages in the province of Izmir. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

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, 1925-1950.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

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).

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 bridal costume from the Aydın-Ödemiş area.  Late-Ottoman, urban (small city) style, ca. 1900. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

bridal costume from the Aydın-Ödemiş area. Late-Ottoman, urban (small city) style, ca.

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).

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).

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