Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region.  Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.  The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the 18th-19th century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region. Late-Ottoman era, end of century. The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Osman Hamdi Bey (Turkey, 1842 - 1910)  "Tavla playing zeybek" zeybek is another word to point out the bashi-bozouks or kizan

Gun Salesman - Osman Hamdi - Osman Hamdi Bey (Turkey, 1842 - "Tavla playing zeybek" zeybek is another word to point out the bashi-bozouks or kizan

Bu fotoğraf karesinde bulunan Zeybek : Demirci Mehmet Efe'nin Baş Kızanı ''Zurnacı Ali Efe''dir.(Pharyah)

Bu fotoğraf karesinde bulunan Zeybek : Demirci Mehmet Efe'nin Baş Kızanı ''Zurnacı Ali Efe''dir.(Pharyah)

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region.  Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.  The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the 18th-19th century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region. Late-Ottoman era, end of century. The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Yörük Ali Efe (Zeybek Yörük Army in WWI) - Anthrocivitas

Yörük Ali Efe (a famous Zeybek / Zeibek Yörük Army leader during WWI and the Turkish Independence War).

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 1920s. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

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.

Zeybek from İzmir

Zeybek / Zeibek / Ziebek from İzmir. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late to early centuries, of Thracian origin.

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

Zeybek Oyunu Hakkında Bilgiler Ege Zeybek Oyunu Nedir

Zeybek Oyunu Hakkında Bilgiler Ege Zeybek Oyunu Nedir

Authentic outfit of an ‘Efe / Zeybek’ from the Izmir/ Aydın region.  This man was probably a member (or the son of a member) of the ‘Kuva-yi Milliye’ (Nationalist Forces, which refers to the irregular Turkish militia forces in the early period of the Turkish War of Independence); they still use to gather on the annual ‘Kurtuluş Günleri’ (Liberation days), which celebrate the victory over the Greek army in 1922.

Authentic outfit of an ‘Efe / Zeybek’ from the Izmir/ Aydın region. This man was probably a member (or the son of a member) of the ‘Kuva-yi Milliye’ (Nationalist Forces, which refers to the irregular Turkish militia forces in the early period of the Turkish War of Independence); they still use to gather on the annual ‘Kurtuluş Günleri’ (Liberation days), which celebrate the victory over the Greek army in 1922.

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

MUSTAFA ALİ KASAP - Türkish Artist Painter - AUTHENTIC EFE & ZEYBEK WOMAN PORTRAIT ART WORK Mixed media on canvas Tuval üzeri karışık teknik

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