Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (west of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace). Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. The circular sunflower-like motif on the vest bears a star & crescent design (= Turkish flag) in its center. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).
Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. The large ‘şalvar’ (baggy pants) and the ‘yelek’ (sleeveless vest/bodice) are embroidered in the so-called ‘Rumeli’ style, (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Traditional festive costume from Nebiköy km NE of Tokat city). All parts are original, and bought from the village in the costume was still in use in the early (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).ı-Orhan GENEL
Front of a ‘göynek’ (underdress for women) with (cotton on cotton) embroidered underside. Dursunbey-Keles region, mid-20th century. Ethnic group: (probably) Yörük Türkmen. The rear is not decorated. (Inv.nr. gnk002 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
A traditional embroidered ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) from the central district of the Balıkesir province. Ca. 1925-1950. Part of a women’s ensemble, with a ‘gömlek’ (shirt)alvar made of the same fabric (striped silk) and adorned with similar ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘tutturma’-technique (applied cord). (Inv.nr. $al025 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).