Two ‘gerdanlık’ (necklace, to be worn close to the neck). Part of the traditional festive woman’s costume from Nebiköy km NE of Tokat city). Beadwork, century, bought from the village in (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
‘Gerdanlık’. Beadwork necklace, for women. Mid-20th century. From Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. Çölovası köyü. Glass and plastic pearls, metallic sequins. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
‘Gerdanlık’ (necklace, to be worn close to the neck) and ‘bilezik’ (bracelet). Turkish beadwork, from the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria).
‘Kolye / Gerdanlık’. Beadwork necklace, mid 20th century. From Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. Çölovası köyleri. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
Large traditional headscarf (called 'çekili yazma') from the Bergama region. Part of the festive female costume of the Üsküdarlı Tahtacı. Made of white cotton. Square; one corner is adorned with ribbons of different colours, metal sequins, glass beads and multicoloured tassels in silky cotton; two long and similarly decorated extensions ('çeki') start from the adjacent corners and will fall down on the woman's back. (Inv.n° yaz118 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
A traditional festive costume from Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. Setting: ‘evli kadın’ (married woman). Characteristics: 1) the ‘önlük’ (apron) is worn on top of the ‘arkalık kuşak’ (triangular waist cloth): 2) the hat & imitation hair (black cotton plaits, attached to back of the hat) are covered by the headscarf. (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.
From rural Bulgaria, end of century. Adorned with cotton embroidery, glass beads, metal sequins and old coins; featuring a 'chin chain' with two rows of Bulgarian Stotinki' coins (copper-nickle alloy).
Two traditional woollen ‘önlük’ (apron) from the Tokat province. Rural, Alevi Türkmen, ca. 1975. century. Edged with multicoloured woollen tassels. The multicoloured design is not embroidered, but woven (in ‘zili’-technique). (Inv.nr. önL012&013 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
Traditional woollen apron from the Dursunbey area (80 km east of Balıkesir), ca. mid-20th century. Adorned with embroidered motifs (wool and orlon), small tassels, glass beads, white buttons and metal sequins. The lower edge features row of black wool fringes. (Inv.n° önL057 - Kavak Costume Collection -Antwerpen/Belgium).