A traditional festive costume of betrothed girls from Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Ca. 1950-1985. In some villages, betrothed girls wear the ‘arkalık’ (triangular waistcloth) on the hip instead of on the back (and also: on top of the ‘önlük’/apron, instead of under it). (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
A traditional bridal costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Late-Ottoman urban style, with ‘goldwork’ (silvery metal thread) embroidered robe & vest, ca. mid-20th century. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Traditional bridal/festive headgears of the Alevi villages west of Edremit (Balıkesir province). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Tahtacı, Alevi Türkmen. Some constituents of the headgear are late 19th / early 20th century (small plates with chains, copper/nickel/silver coins). (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
A traditional festive costume of Alevi Türkmen in the Zile district (Tokat province). These costumes are still in use for religious gatherings,
Traditional bridal costume from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Kozak, Alevi Türkmen. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium). Reference: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’ – Sabiha Tansuğ.
Close-ups of a traditional festive costume of the Üsküdarlı Tahtacı, from the Bergama region. Clothing style: ca. 1970. The Tahtacı are Alevi Türkmen. This costume is similar to those of nearby Kozan Yaylası, but it is simpler, and with beadwork ornaments instead of silver jewelry. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Adorned ends of a women’s ‘çarpana kemer’ (card-woven belt), which is part of a traditional costume from the Damal and Hanak districts (Ardahan province). Woollen tassels, buttons and glass bead work. 2nd half of 20th century, and still in use. Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen.