A traditional bridal/festive ‘fes’ (hat) from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Woollen cap, adorned with glass pearls beadwork, metal sequins and cotton pompons. Late 20th century. (Inv.nr. ba$033c - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional bridal/festive ‘fes’ (hat) from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of…

Two ‘gerdanlık’ (necklace, to be worn close to the neck). Part of the traditional festive woman’s costume from Nebiköy (15 km NE of Tokat city). Beadwork, mid-20th century, bought from the village in 1989. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Two ‘gerdanlık’ (necklace, to be worn close to the neck). Part of the traditional festive woman’s costume from Nebiköy km NE of Tokat city). Beadwork, century, bought from the village in (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive headgear for ‘genç kız’ (= not yet betrothed girls). From the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. The cap is adorned with metal sequins, glass beads, metal (imitation) Ottoman coins, (cotton or orlon) pom-poms. Characteristic for the headgear is the lavishly adorned ‘imitation hair’ (black cotton plaits, attached to the back of the hat). (Inv.nr. ba$034 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive headgear for ‘genç kız’ (= not yet betrothed girls).

‘Gerdanlık’ (necklace, to be worn close to the neck) and ‘bilezik’ (bracelet). For women. Turkish beadwork, from Burgaz (Bulgaria). Mid-20th century. (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

‘Gerdanlık’ (necklace, to be worn close to the neck) and ‘bilezik’ (bracelet). Turkish beadwork, from the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria).

Collar tradicional ucraniano. Collar de cuentas. por IrinaHaluschak

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Traditional bridal/festive ‘gerdanlık’ (choker necklace). From the Pomak villages in the Biga district (Çanakkale province). Mid-20th century. Bead-work with small beads (glass and plastics). (Inv.nr. bon026 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

From the Pomak villages in the Biga district (Çanakkale province). Bead-work with small beads (glass and plastics).

Adorned ends of a women’s ‘çarpana kemer’ (card-woven belt), which is part of a traditional costume from the Damal and Hanak districts (Ardahan province). Woollen tassels, buttons and glass bead work. 2nd half of 20th century, and still in use. Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen.

Adorned ends of a women’s ‘çarpana kemer’ (card-woven belt), which is part of a traditional costume from the Damal and Hanak districts (Ardahan province). Woollen tassels, buttons and glass bead work. 2nd half of 20th century, and still in use. Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen.

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