Embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes, usually worn in the waist belt). From the district of Ödemiş (prov. Izmir), late-Ottoman era, early 20th century. (Source: Antika Osmanlı Tekstil, Istanbul).
‘Uçkur’ (sash / waist band) with embroidered ends. Marmara region, mid-20th century. Very stylized floral motifs in ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical) and small squares in ‘tel kırma’-technique (geometrical motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips through the fabric and folding them. The motifs are identical on both sides of the fabric).