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).
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A women’s ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), made of wild silk, with embroidered ends. Northwestern Anatolia, urban style, ca. 1900. With a stylized ‘tree of life’-motif, surrounded by branches of the vine.*****