Embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes, usually worn in the waist belt).  From the district of Ödemiş (prov. Izmir), late-Ottoman era, early 20th century.  (Source: Antika Osmanlı Tekstil, Istanbul).

Embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes…

Cross Stitch Embroidery, Needlework, Punto Croce, Hardanger, Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Needle Points, Sewing, Handarbeit

Embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, usually worn in the waist belt).  20th century.   This is ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical).   Technique: ‘pesend’ (double running stitch).

Embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, usually worn in the waist belt). This is ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical).

Vintage Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, Fiber Art, Cross Stitch Embroidery, Cross Stitches, Hardanger, Cross Stitch

Panama, Ottoman, Salons, Hardanger, Needlepoint, Lounges, Ottomans, Pouf Ottoman

Greek embroidery 79 x 48 cm / 31.1'' x 18.8''

Greek embroidery 79 x 48 cm / x isi *****

A women’s ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), made of wild silk, with embroidered ends. Northwestern Anatolia, urban style, ca. 1900. With a stylized ‘tree of life’-motif, surrounded by branches of the vine.*****

A women’s ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), made of wild silk, with embroidered ends…

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