A traditional festive (‘summer’) costume from the Konya province.  Late-Ottoman urban fashion, end of 19th century.  With an ‘üçetek’ (robe with three panels) and an ‘arkalık’ (triangular waistcloth) in silk discontinuous (‘broché’) brocade.  They date, as well as the jewelry, from 1875-1900, or earlier.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

nice nice A traditional festive (‘summer’) costume from the Konya province.

Late-Ottoman 'kartal kollu cepken' (jacket with eagle sleeves; also called: ‘yaprak kollu’ = leaf sleeves), for men. ‘Goldwork’ (metallic thread) and black silk embroidery on combing wool.  Ca. 1900; bought in Istanbul, but the place of origin is uncertain.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).  (SOLD to the ‘Etnografisch Museum, Antwerpen’, as part of a full costume).

Late-Ottoman 'kartal kollu cepken' (jacket with eagle sleeves; also called as: yaprak kollu =leaf sleeves) for men, ca. ‘Goldwork’ (metallic thread) and black silk embroidery on combing wool from Istanbul. At The Etnografisch Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Central Asia | Portrait of an Armenian couple wearing traditional clothes, Armenia | © Atelier Marshalyan

Portrait of an Armenian couple wearing traditional clothes, Armenia - Atelier Marshalyan

Costume of a bodyguard/coachman. Istanbul, c. 1900. Silk shirt and bodice; embroidered large trousers and jacket ‘with eagle sleeves’ (metallic thread & black silk on combing wool); red silk ‘kuşak’ (belt); woollen ‘carpana kemer’ (card woven waist band); leather ‘postal’ boots; silver: ‘kama’ (Caucasian straight dagger), ‘köstek sallaması’ (watch chain with plaquette) and ‘pazubent’ (amulet-armband). (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium). (SOLD to the ‘Etnografisch Museum…

Costume of a Silk shirt&bodice; embroidered large trousers&jacket ‘with eagle sleeves’;

Armenian costume of a young man. Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century, from the region of Van. Collected in 1916. (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.Petersburg).

Armenian costume of a young man. Late-Ottoman era, end of century, from the region of Van. Collected in (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.

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