Wedding ensemble from Albania

Wedding ensemble Date: Culture: Albanian Medium: wool, cotton, silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 45 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 12 in.

Turkish, coat (yelek)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Vanity Fair: Four Centuries of Fashion from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 1979

Turkish, coat (üçetek). Late-Ottoman, urban, end of 19th century.

Yelek Date: century Culture: Turkish Medium: silk, metallic thread Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.

Robe Date: late 19th–early 20th century Culture: Turkish Medium: cotton

Robe Date: late century Culture: Turkish Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. cm) Length at CF: 52 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn and Mrs.

Late-Ottoman 'bindallı entari' (embroidered bridal/festive robe), ca. 1900. Gold thread embroidery (in 'Maraş işi'-technique) on green velvet.

Late-Ottoman 'bindallı entari' (embroidered bridal/festive robe), ca. Gold thread embroidery (in 'Maraş işi'-technique) on green velvet.

Front & rear (almost identical) of a traditional ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers from the Bilecik province. Part of an ensemble (with matching ‘cepken’/long-sleeved vest). Urban style, ca. 1925. The small flower motifs are embroidered in multicoloured shiny cotton (semi-artisan’s work, done with sewing machine). The silver metallic embroidery is handicraft, executed in ‘Maraş işi’-technique, with some metal sequins added to the motifs. (Inv.n° cep048 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Front & rear (almost identical) of a traditional ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers fr.

Robe Date: mid-19th century Culture: Turkish Medium: silk, cotton, metallic Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

Robe Date: century Culture: Turkish Medium: silk, cotton, metallic Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1951 Accession Number:

Turkish Yelek, 1st half 19th c., included for shape and just because it's pretty

Turkish yelek, first half century; wool, metallic and silk thread, cotton, metal.

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