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Traditional bridal / festive village costume from the province of Bolu. This is a recent atelier-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Bridal costume from Muğla.  Urban, 1925-1950.  With goldwork embroidered silk ‘üçetek’ (robe with three panels) and önlük/peşkir (apron; ‘two-sided’ silk embroidery on linen).  The round mirror on the hat is an amulet against the ‘evil eye’.  Except for that monumental hat, this costume was also worn as a general festive dress.

Bridal costume from Muğla. Urban, 1925-1950. With goldwork embroidered silk ‘üçetek’ (robe with three panels) and önlük/peşkir (apron; ‘two-sided’ silk embroidery on linen). The round mirror on the hat is an amulet against the ‘evil eye’. Except for that monumental hat, this costume was also worn as a general festive dress.

Traditional festive ‘gümüş başlık’ (silver headgear) from the Urfa region. Mid-20th century. Small silver plates, turquoise, silver ‘tepelik’ (round cover of the hat), chains, late-Ottoman coins; imitation-hair in ‘ibrişim’ (thick black silk threads). (Source: ‘Tarihi Türk Kadın Kıyafetleri’, Istanbul 1986).

Traditional festive ‘gümüş başlık’ (silver headgear) from the Urfa region. Mid-20th century. Small silver plates, turquoise, silver ‘tepelik’ (round cover of the hat), chains, late-Ottoman coins; imitation-hair in ‘ibrişim’ (thick black silk threads). (Source: ‘Tarihi Türk Kadın Kıyafetleri’, Istanbul 1986).

Traditional bridal headgear from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası.  Style of the 1950s. Adorned with 19th century Ottoman coins: copper coins hanging from the ‘tepelik’ (metal cover of the cap) and silver & nickel coins attached to the ‘gıdıklık’ (the chain hanging along the temples and passing under the chin).  (Inv.nr. baş031  - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal headgear from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası. Style of the 1950s. Adorned with 19th century Ottoman coins: copper coins hanging from the ‘tepelik’ (metal cover of the cap) and silver & nickel coins attached to the ‘gıdıklık’ (the chain hanging along the temples and passing under the chin). (Inv.nr. baş031 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Turkish Traditional and bridalwear

A traditional bridal costume from the city of Mardin (East-Anatolia). Labeled as 'gelinin günlük kıyafeti' (daily dress for a newly-married girl, which she wears for some weeks after the wedding).

Front & rear of a traditional festive ‘başlık’ (headgear) from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c.  The ‘imitation hair’ (on the back) is not very elaborated, and used by betrothed or married girls/women, who cover their hat with a large headscarf.  Adorned with glass and plastic beads, metal (imitation) Ottoman coins, (cotton or orlon) tassels and pom-poms, and sequins (both metallic and mica).  (Inv.nr. ba$035 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Front & rear of a traditional festive ‘başlık’ (headgear) from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. The ‘imitation hair’ (on the back) is not very elaborated, and used by betrothed or married girls/women, who cover their hat with a large headscarf. Adorned with glass and plastic beads, metal (imitation) Ottoman coins, (cotton or orlon) tassels and pom-poms, and sequins (both metallic and mica). (Inv.nr. ba$035 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive headgears of the Alevi villages west of Edremit (Balıkesir province).  Mid-20th century.  Ethnic group: Tahtacı, Alevi Türkmen.  Some constituents of the headgear are late 19th / early 20th century (small plates with chains, copper/nickel/silver coins).  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive headgears of the Alevi villages west of Edremit (Balıkesir province). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Tahtacı, Alevi Türkmen. Some constituents of the headgear are late 19th / early 20th century (small plates with chains, copper/nickel/silver coins). (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

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