Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (West of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace). Turkish, 1900-1925. The velvet ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) & ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) 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. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Close-ups of the traditional men’s costume from the Silivri district (W of Istanbul). Style: people’s militia, ca. 1900. The long-sleeved ‘cebedan’/vest & the ‘kartal kanat’/outer vest (with hanging sleeves) are workshop-made machine-embroidered copies (1990), as worn by folk dance groups. The accessories are original (some of them old:1900-‘60): woollen ‘kuşak’/belt, embroidered kerchiefs, silver chain, silk headscarf, felt hat. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection…
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Traditional festive costume of the Yörüks, from the mountainous districts of the Fethiye province. Style: mid-20th century. This is a (good) recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.