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Antalya, bride's dress. Turkey. Turkey is south of Euro and border with North Africa , so their clothes is colourful with basic shape textile

A bride's dress in, Turkey, Antalya. Turkey is south of Euro and border with North Africa , so their clothes is colorful with basic shape textile.

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ottoman embroidered caftan, c Sapphire blue velvet w/ heavy gold floral & vine embroidered front & back, V-neck, blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim, enormous size

Woman’s caftan. Late-Ottoman, mid-19th century. The dark red silk velvet is embroidered with gold thread strip and sequins in dival work and in stem stitch (so-called ‘sarma’ or ‘Maraş işi’).

Ottoman Turkish Woman's Kaftan worn at Court, circa 1840 in the 'Shah's Pleasure' pattern. Different base colour would work for brass coast, patterns!

Robe Date: mid-19th century Culture: Turkish Medium: silk, cotton, metallic

Robe Date: century Culture: Turkish Medium: silk, cotton, metallic

Traditional festive village costume from the Gaziantep province (on the Syrian border). Ethnic group: Barak tribe. Mid-20th century.

Traditional festive village costume from the Gaziantep province (on the Syrian border).

Sapphire blue velvet w/ heavy gold 3-dimensional floral & vine embroidered front & back, V-neck, blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim

ottoman embroidered caftan, c Sapphire blue velvet w/ heavy gold floral & vine embroidered front & back, V-neck, blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim, enormous size

Traditional festive costume - Adiyaman & Malatya/ Turkey. 20th century. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume - Adiyaman & Malatya/ Turkey. 20th century. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Velvet, gold embroidered caftan. 19th century. The meticulous detail that went into aristocratic clothes then blows my mind.

ottoman embroidered caftan, c Sapphire blue velvet w/ heavy gold floral & vine embroidered front & back, V-neck, blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim, enormous size

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Late-Ottoman bridal costume, from Kayseri (Central Anatolia). Urban style, ca. The robe is called 'bindallı entari' (robe with thousand branches); made of velvet and adorned with 'goldwork' embroidery (golden metal thread).

A traditional festive costume of Alevi Türkmen in the Zile district (Tokat province). These costumes are still in use for religious gatherings, (2010s).

A traditional festive costume of Alevi Türkmen in the Zile district (Tokat province). These costumes are still in use for religious gatherings,

Traditional costumes from the province of Diyarbakır. 1950-2000. Ethnic group: Kurdish. These are workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional costumes from the province of Diyarbakır. These are workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Festive costumes in late-Ottoman urban style, adorned with goldwork embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. In front on the picture: a costume from Kütahya, circa early 20th century. (Sadberg Hanım Müzesi, Istanbul).

Festive costumes in late-Ottoman urban style, adorned with goldwork embroidery in ‘Maraş işio’-technique. In front on the picture: a costume from Kütahya, circa early century.