A traditional festive costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa).  Ca. 1950-1985.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). The costume has 18 components.

Festive/ceremonial costume of some Alevi-Türkmen villages in the NW part of the Sivas province.  1970-2000 (and still in use).  Mind the beadwork items: ‘saç bağı’ (hear ties, falling down from the back of the hat) & ‘bel bağı’ (waistband); both have 12 tassels, symbolizing the Alevi belief in the 12th imam, an ultimate savior of humankind who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) and fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice.  (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Festive/ceremonial costume of some Alevi-Türkmen villages in the NW part of the…

Several traditional ‘gerdanlık’ (chooker/tight-fitting necklaces).  From the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), ca. 1925-1950.  Part of women’s festive costumes.  Bead-work made of small coloured glass beads; with late-Ottoman & early-Republican coins.  (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Several traditional ‘gerdanlık’ (chooker/tight-fitting necklaces). From the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), ca. 1925-1950. Part of women’s festive costumes. Bead-work made of small coloured glass beads; with late-Ottoman & early-Republican coins. (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

The front of a ‘pullu cepken’ (jacket) from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), mid-20th c.  Part of a festive women’s costume.  Satin fabric, adorned with cotton embroidery, silver and gold zigzag ribbons, silvery cord, metallic & mica sequins, small glass beads, (cotton or orlon) pom-poms, buttons.  Edged with (mixed cotton & lurex) ‘oya’/lace, combined with sequins.  (Inv.nr. cep060  - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

The front of a ‘pullu cepken’ (jacket) from the Pomak villages near Biga…

A traditional festive costume for (not yet betrothed) young women. From Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.). Mid-20th c.  In recent years, this setting (‘B’) is commonly used : 1) the triangular waist cloth is worn on the backside, with its endings on top of the apron; 2) the white head scarf is worn loosely on top of the hat, hiding the adorned ‘imitation hair’ (black cotton plaits, falling down on the back). (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive costume for (not yet betrothed) young women. From Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.). Mid-20th c. In recent years, this setting (‘B’) is commonly used : 1) the triangular waist cloth is worn on the backside, with its endings on top of the apron; 2) the white head scarf is worn loosely on top of the hat, hiding the adorned ‘imitation hair’ (black cotton plaits, falling down on the back). (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Marlena Szoka featured in AMICA Italy editorial "Marrakech" May 2011

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