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).
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 festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. The large ‘şalvar’ (baggy pants) and the ‘yelek’ (sleeveless vest/bodice) are embroidered in the so-called ‘Rumeli’ style, (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
A traditional bridal/festive ‘fes’ (hat) from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. The cap is adorned with metal & mica sequins, small golden spirals, glass beads, metal (imitation) Ottoman coins, and (cotton or orlon) pom-poms. (Inv.nr. ba$036 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).