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A traditional festive costume of betrothed girls from Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa).  Ca. 1950-1985.  In some villages, betrothed girls wear the ‘arkalık’ (triangular waistcloth) on the hip instead of on the back (and also: on top of the ‘önlük’/apron, instead of under it).  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive costume of betrothed girls from Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Ca. 1950-1985. In some villages, betrothed girls wear the ‘arkalık’ (triangular waistcloth) on the hip instead of on the back (and also: on top of the ‘önlük’/apron, instead of under it). (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Close-up of a traditional young woman’s festive costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa).  Village (rural) style, ca. mid-20th century.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Close-up of a traditional young woman’s festive costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Village (rural) style, ca.

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.

Turkish Traditional and bridalwear CANKIRI GUZELi..

A traditional bridal costume from the province of Çankırı. The long-sleeved embroidered vest is called ‘fermene’. (Source: page 60 of ‘Tarihi Türk Kadın Kıyafetleri’, printed in Istanbul,

Close-ups of a bridal costume from the Aydın-Ödemiş area.  Late-Ottoman, urban style, ca. 1900. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Close-ups of a bridal costume from the Aydın-Ödemiş area. Late-Ottoman, urban style, ca.

Traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası.  Style of the mid-20th century.  (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Sandıklı and Dinar districts (Afyon province), e.