Traditional festive ‘gümüş başlık’ (silver headgear) from the Urfa region. Mid-20th century. Small silver plates, 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).
Cocktail dress in blue, in petit pois tulle with lace appliqués, mermaid style. Bodice with sheer overlay and sheer illusion tulle sleeves. Bodice with V at the front and back. Tulle skirt with godets.
Traditional bridal costume from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Kozak, Alevi Türkmen. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium). Reference: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’ – Sabiha Tansuğ.
Two traditional woollen ‘önlük’ (woman’s aprons) from the western part of the Sivas province. Rural, Alevi-Türkmen, mid-20th century. Adorned with (cotton) patchwork, orlon tassels, bottons and glass pearls. (Inv.nr. önL001&005 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
A light version of the 'Efe' costume from the Izmir-Aydın region (without the vest with long sleeves). The costume style goes back to the This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.