Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest). Late-Ottoman, Aegean region, ca. 1900. Part of a bridal/festive costume. Silk velvet, adorned with ‘aplike’ (appliqué) technique: the (rather thick) metal thread is first modelled into the intended design, which is fixed with a cotton yarn (mostly on paper as a base). Then the paper is torn away, and the goldwork is sewn on to the garment. The lining has been renewed. (Inv.n° cep057 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).