Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Izmir province.  Circa 1925-1950.

Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Izmir province. Circa 1925-1950.

Persia | Seljuk turquoise set gold bangle | 12th century |

Persia | Seljuk turquoise set gold bangle | 12th century |

Mongolia | Headdress; padded cotton with coral and turquoise beads | 1900 - 1950, Ordos | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Mongolia | Headdress; padded cotton with coral and turquoise beads | 1900 - 1950, Ordos | ©Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Close-up of a traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası.  Clothing style of the 1950s. The copper, nickle and silver coins adorning the headgear, and the beadwork necklaces are late-Ottoman (19th – early 20th century).  (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Close-up of a traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası. Clothing style of the 1950s. The copper, nickle and silver coins adorning the headgear, and the beadwork necklaces are late-Ottoman (19th – early 20th century). (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume from the Aydın province. Clothing style: 1900-1925.

Traditional festive costume from the Aydın province. Clothing style: 1900-1925.

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.

Traditional festive headgear from the Olti/Oltu region (North of Erzurum province). Well-to-do Armenian, c. 1900. The felt hat is adorned with needle work, small Ottoman copper coins, 2 x four lines of: wild pearls + one silver coin, and a gilt silver clasp holding a purple silk tassel; the tassel is attached to the hat by a string of blue glass pearls. A large silk scarf with embroidered edges completes the headgear. (Inv.nrs. ba$023 & yaz069 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive headgear from the Olti/Oltu region (North of Erzurum province). Well-to-do Armenian, c. 1900. The felt hat is adorned with needle work, small Ottoman copper coins, 2 x four lines of: wild pearls + one silver coin, and a gilt silver clasp holding a purple silk tassel; the tassel is attached to the hat by a string of blue glass pearls. A large silk scarf with embroidered edges completes the headgear. (Inv.nrs. ba$023 & yaz069 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Festive headgear from the Marmara region.  Late-Ottoman era, urban style, 1900-1925.  The hat is adorned with late-Ottoman copper coins (circa 110 pieces), gilt filigree work and glass pearls.  (Inv.nr. ba$025  - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Festive headgear from the Marmara region. Late-Ottoman era, urban style, 1900-1925. The hat is adorned with late-Ottoman copper coins (circa 110 pieces), gilt filigree work and glass pearls. (Inv.nr. ba$025 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Hatay----TÜRKİYE-

Hatay----TÜRKİYE-

Traditional bridal costume from the Dursunbey district (east of Balıkesir).  Dating: 1925-1950. The bride is flanked by two female relatives, wearing festive outfits.

Traditional bridal costume from the Dursunbey district (east of Balıkesir). Dating: 1925-1950. The bride is flanked by two female relatives, wearing festive outfits.

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