Silk 'kese' (purse) adorned with ‘oya’ lace. Turkey, 18th century.
A silver regilt turquoise inlaid belt buckle, Turkey | 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010.
Large embroidered ‘yazma’ (woman’s headscarf) from Central-Anatolia. First quarter of the 20th century. Adorned with two-sided embroidery (identical on both sides of the fabric) in multicoloured cotton, silk and metal thread on linen. A composed geometrical motif is repeated 2 x 5 times (Inv.nr. yaz078 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
Ankara, Beypazari young bride's wedding dress. Turkey
An embroidered ‘çevre’ (square kerchief; a decorative accessory). From Trakya or the Marmara region, ca. 1925-1950. Two embroidery techniques used: metal thread & ‘tel kırma’ (motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips through the fabric and folding them). Both techniques are ‘two-sided’ (the result identical on both sides of the fabric). (Inv.nr. brdw024 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).