The technique of 'kordon tutturma' (applied cord).
19th C ANTIQUE OTTOMAN-TURKISH SILK & METALLIC HAND EMBROIDERY ON LINEN 'YAGLIK'
Detail of a late-Ottoman ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes, usually worn in the waist belt). NW Turkey, 19th century. Hand embroidered, silk & metallic thread on linen. The height of embroidery is 14cm. The embroidery technique: counted stitches neat and worked reversible,not distinguishing between front and back.
Embroidered motif (stylized flowers in a vase) on a woman's shirt from Kalymnos (a Dedocanese Island, located to the west of the Bodrum peninsula). Late-Ottoman era, Greek, ca. 1900.
Embroidered fragments of female accessories (sash, hand-towel, kerchieves, etc.). From the Edirne region, 19th & 20th century. On exhibit in the Edirne Ethnographical Museum.
19th century embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, traditionally often worn on the waist belt). From northwestern Anatolia. With a ‘kuş’ (bird) motif. ‘Two-sided’ silk embroidery on linen, with small spots of ‘telkırma’ (metallic slats). (Ismail Antik, Bursa).
Close-up of the embroideries on a sleeveless 'pirpiri'-like coat for women. From northern Greece, ca. late 19th century. (Met Museum, N.Y.)
Armenian embroidery, from Western Armenia (= Anatolia), late-Ottoman era, 19th century. (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.Petersburg).
Embroidered panel. Armenian, from Marash / Kahramanmaraş, mid-19th century. 71 x 73.5 cm.
Detail (a peacock) of a Greek embroidery, 19th century.
Two-sided embroidery motif from the Şile district (75 km to the east of Istanbul, on the Black Sea coast). Ca. 1900. Cotton and (silvery) metallic slats, on linen. (Source: Şile Belediyesi / Municipality).