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One of both embroidered ends of a woman’s uçkur (waistband/sash), + close-ups. From the Bursa region, late 19th c. The embroidery is ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides of the fabric) and is executed in both ‘golden’ metallic thread and ‘tel kırma’ (motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips – often silver - through the fabric and folding them.). (Inv.nr. brdw038 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

One of both embroidered ends of a woman’s uçkur (waistband/sash), + close-ups…

A ‘çevre’ (square kerchief; a decorative accessory, for the interior, but also used in costumes by both men and women). From the Bursa region, ca. 1925-1950. The ‘tel kırma’ embroidery is ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides); motives are obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips (often silver) through the fabric and folding them. Design: leaves and twigs. (Inv.nr. brdw003 - Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

A ‘çevre’ (square kerchief; a decorative accessory, for the interior, but also used in costumes by both men and women). From the Bursa region, ca. 1925-1950. The ‘tel kırma’ embroidery is ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides); motives are obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips (often silver) through the fabric and folding them. Design: leaves and twigs. (Inv.nr. brdw003 - Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

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