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).
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.