Traditional festive costume from the Olti/Oltu region (North of Erzurum province). Armenian (well-to-do), early century. The woven belt attached to the apron bears the date (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).
Close-up of a traditional bridal costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Village (rural) style, ca. mid-20th century. Below: the three layers of adorned garments that cover the breast (the jewels were removed, to offer better sight): a ‘gömlek’ (shirt), an ‘iç yelek’ (inner bodice) and a ‘dış yelek’ (outer bodice). Over these three, a fourth garment is worn: the red ‘güdük’ (quilted vest). (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).