Young Turkish girl in traditional costumes (Kastamonu) Yöresel Kıyafette Portre

Young Turkish girl in traditional costumes (Kastamonu) Yöresel Kıyafette Port

Traditional festive costume of the Alevi villages west of Edremit (Balıkesir province).  Mid-20th century.  Ethnic group: Tahtacı, Alevi Türkmen.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume of the Alevi villages west of Edremit (Balıkesir province).

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. Turkish, c. The velvet…

Traditional festive costume of the Karakeçeli villages in the district of Keles (south of Bursa).  Clothing style: mid-20th century.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume of the Karakeçeli villages in the district of Keles (south of Bursa).

Traditional costume of Ardahan (northeast-Anatolia).   Ethnic group: Türkmen.  Mid-20th century. This is a recent (2001) workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional costume of Ardahan (northeast-Anatolia). This is a recent atelier-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (west of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace).  Turkish, c. 1925.  The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) 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.  (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (west of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace). Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) 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. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace.  Turkish, c. 1925.  The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers), ‘yelek’ (bodice) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Rumeli’ style.  (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers), ‘yelek’ (bodice) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Rumeli’ style. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional bridal costume from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir).   Mid-20th century.  Ethnic group: Kozak, Alevi Türkmen. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium). Reference: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’ – Sabiha Tansuğ.

Traditional bridal costume from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Kozak, Alevi Türkmen. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium). Reference: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’ – Sabiha Tansuğ.

A traditional outfit of the ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir province.  The model goes back to the 1920s.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

A traditional outfit of the ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir province. The model goes back to the This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

The traditional parade outfit of the ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir-Manisa-Aydın region.  The model goes back to the 1920s.  The trousers and the two vests are recent (2001) workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups; most of the accessories are authentic, some even antique.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

The traditional parade outfit of the ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the…

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