Traditional festive women’s hats, from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), ca. 1925-1950. Adorned with metallic & mica sequins, several types of glass beads and balls, cotton ‘oya’ (Turkish lace) and late-Ottoman coins. Topped with a silver(y) ‘tepelik’ (hat cover). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).
Close-ups of the traditional festive costume from the Olti/Oltu region (North of Erzurum province). Armenian (well-to-do), early 20th century. The velvet robe, the apron and the large silk headscarf have embroidered edges. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).