Traditional festive costume - Adiyaman & Malatya/ Turkey.  20th century. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume - Adiyaman & Malatya/ Turkey. 20th century. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive headgear from the Urfa province. Upper part: silver ‘tepelik’ (hat cover) and plaquettes in alpaka (nickel silver); side parts: small (partly gild) silver plaquettes;  turquoise, chains, late-Ottoman silver & copper coins; imitation-hair in ‘ibrişim’ (thick black silk threads); decorative jewel on the back.  Recomposed with predominantly antique material (ca. 1900).  Used by both Kurds and Arabs.  (Inv.nr. ba$016 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive headgear from the Urfa province. Upper part: silver ‘tepelik’ (hat cover) and plaquettes in alpaka (nickel silver); side parts: small (partly gild) silver plaquettes; turquoise, chains, late-Ottoman silver & copper coins; imitation-hair in ‘ibrişim’ (thick black silk threads); decorative jewel on the back. Recomposed with predominantly antique material (ca. 1900). Used by both Kurds and Arabs. (Inv.nr. ba$016 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional Kurdish holiday/festive attire from the Diyarbakır region.  2nd half of 20th century (and still in vogue).  The long robes are printed silk (left) or cotton (right).  The long-sleeved vest is generally reversible: one side adorned with patchwork (the costume on the right), the other side embellished with (machine-made, since the 1960s) ‘golden’ lurex embroidery.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional Kurdish holiday/festive attire from the Diyarbakır region.

A traditional bridal costume from the region of Şırnak (East-Anatolia).  Kurdish, mid-20th century.

A traditional bridal costume from the region of Şırnak (East-Anatolia)…

Traditional costumes from the province of Diyarbakır.  1950-2000.  Ethnic group: Kurdish. These are workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional costumes from the province of Diyarbakır. These are workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

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