Traditional festive costume from the central district of the Balıkesir province. Dating: 1925-1950. The trousers and long-sleeved vest in striped silk, and the velvet jacket are embroidered (‘golden’ thread in ‘kordon tutturma’ technique/applied cord). (Kavak Folklor Ekibi&Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume from the central district of the Balıkesir province…

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province. Part of a festive costume, early 20th century. ‘Golden’ metal thread on wool; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province. Part of a festive costume, early century. ‘Golden’ metal thread on wool;

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province. Part of a festive costume, early 20th century. ‘Golden’ metal thread on wool; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province. Part of a festive costume, early century. ‘Golden’ metal thread on wool;

Traditional embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Havran district (in the western part of the Balıkesir province). Locally called ‘çuha’. Early 20th century. Design: ‘armutlu’ (= with pear-motif). ‘Silver’ metal thread on velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Traditional embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Havran…

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir (central district). Part of a festive costume, early 20th century. Golden metal thread on silk velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Inv.nr. cep029 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir (central…

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir town. Part of a festive costume, urban style, ca. 1925. ‘Golden’ metal thread on velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir town. Part of a festive costume, urban style, ca. ‘Golden’ metal thread on velvet;

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir town. Part of a festive costume, urban style, ca. 1925. ‘Golden’ metal thread on velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir town. Part of a festive costume, urban style, ca. ‘Golden’ metal thread on velvet;

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir town. Part of a festive costume, urban style, ca. 1925. ‘Golden’ metal thread on velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir town. Part of a festive costume, urban style, ca. ‘Golden’ metal thread on velvet;

Traditional festive costume from the Havran-Yenice region (South of Biga). Rural style, circa 1925. (© Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from the Havran-Yenice region (South of Biga). Rural style, circa 1925. (© Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Havran district (in the west of the Balıkesir province). Early 20th century. Design: ‘armutlu’ (= with pear-motif). Pictures of the front + close-ups of the embroideries on the front and the rear.

Traditional embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Havran…

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