Traditional bridal ‘ön gerge’ (apron) from the village of Merkez Kapıkaya (Kozak Yaylası, near Bergama), ca. 1975. Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen. Woollen fabric, adorned with blue cotton patchwork & white buttons; the down edge framed with 77 small woollen tassels. A card-woven woollen belt (woven by Yörüks) is attached to it, and adorned with tassels, glass beads, shells and buttons. (Source: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’, Sabiha Tansuğ).
Traditional bridal costume (with the red head scarf) and festive dress from the district of Mengen (province of Bolu).
Traditional bridal costume from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium). Reference: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’ – Sabiha Tansuğ.
A ‘önlük’ (apron) and two belts: one with metal buckle, one with ‘göz’ motif (amulet) in seashells and coloured pearls. Parts of a traditional bridal costume from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir).
Leather belt with middle-sized 'toka' (woman's belt buckles). From NW Anatolia (possibly Bursa), late-Ottoman, Silver plated copper; embossed decor in century 'Turkish Baroque'-style.n° - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).