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An ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), generally worn by women. From the rural…

An ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), generally worn by women. From the rural Sakarya region (north of Bilecik), 1900-1950. Stylized vegetable motifs. Open work embroidery with polychrome silk on cotton. Small sections embroidered with ‘gold’ metal thread. Both embroidery techniques are ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides). (Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

An ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), generally worn by women. From the rural…

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A ‘makrama’ (napkin). From the Göynük region (halfway Bolu & Bilecik). Early 20th century. ‘Two-sided’ (identical on both sides) embroidery, silk & metallic on cotton cloth. If edged, the item could also be used as a ‘yemeni’ (large head scarf) for women. In Göynük town, tens of these ‘makrama’ cover the cenotaph sarcophagi of local ‘saints’ (mostly dervishes from Soufi Orders or connected with the Ottoman power). (Inv.nr. brdw002 - Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

A ‘makrama’ (napkin). From the Göynük region (halfway Bolu & Bilecik). Early 20th century. ‘Two-sided’ (identical on both sides) embroidery, silk & metallic on cotton cloth. If edged, the item could also be used as a ‘yemeni’ (large head scarf) for women. In Göynük town, tens of these ‘makrama’ cover the cenotaph sarcophagi of local ‘saints’ (mostly dervishes from Soufi Orders or connected with the Ottoman power). (Inv.nr. brdw002 - Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).