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).

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).

A silver regilt turquoise inlaid belt buckle, Turkey | 19th century.   Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010.

Iranian & Turkish jewelry, to century and later - Eloge de l'Art par Alain Truong

Bead Crochet, Beaded Embroidery, Diy Jewelry, Beadwork, Women's Clothing, Embroidery, Pearls, Women's Feminine Clothes, Outfits For Women

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).

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).

Komple başlık, cepken, arkalaç, üçetek, şalvar,bluz, yağlık, toka kemer(isteğe bağıi), çorap, ayakkabı, taki(isteğe bağlı)İZMİR---TÜRKİYE-

Traditional festive costume for young women, from the Türkmen villages in the province of Izmir. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Bead-work ‘bilezik’ (bracelet) from the Türkmen villages of the Çölova region (Dinar district, Afyon province).  Part of the traditional women’s costumes.  (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir – Note: the owner seems to identify this object as “Pomak, from the Biga district”, but I do not agree).

Bead-work ‘bilezik’ (bracelet) from the Türkmen villages of the Çölova region (Dinar district, Afyon province). Part of the traditional women’s costumes. (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir – Note: the owner seems to identify this object as “Pomak, from the Biga district”, but I do not agree).

Traditional ‘gerdanlık’ (tight-fitting necklace) from NW Anatolia.  Ca. late 19th century.  Silver alloy, turquoises, coral, glass beads (+ some plastic ones at both ends), a silver late-Ottoman coin.  Purchased in Bursa.  These necklaces-with-beads are the poor-people-version of the much richer necklaces (with only silver, originating from wealthier households) that are on exhibit in museums. (Inv.n° müç026 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional ‘gerdanlık’ (tight-fitting necklace) from NW Anatolia. Silver alloy, turquoises, coral, glass beads (+ some plastic ones at…

A bridal ‘önlük’ (women’s apron, called ‘önücek’ locally) from the Sandıklı district (Afyon province). Mid-20th century. The fabric (cotton & orlon) was woven on small looms in some artisan workshops of Afyon town. The decoration with tassels, metal sequins and ‘tel kırma’ embroidery (motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips through the fabric and folding them) is the work of the bride and her female housemates. (Inv.nr. önL085 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A bridal ‘önlük’ (women’s apron, called ‘önücek’ locally) from the Sandıklı district (Afyon province). Mid-20th century. The fabric (cotton & orlon) was woven on small looms in some artisan workshops of Afyon town. The decoration with tassels, metal sequins and ‘tel kırma’ embroidery (motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips through the fabric and folding them) is the work of the bride and her female housemates. (Inv.nr. önL085 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Women’s belt buckle decorated with a floral design in filigree enamel and six pointed star. Late-Ottoman, ca. 1800-1850.  The six-pointed star (‘Davut Yıldızı’ = Star of David) was used by Muslims and Christians.   This jewel was brought to Greece as a heirloom by refugees from Anatolia (possibly from the Konya region).

Belt buckle decorated with a floral design in filigree enamel and six point star

'Gerdanlık' (choker necklace) with three pendents.  Late-Ottoman, ca. 1900.  Possibly from the western Black Sea coast (Safranbolu and surroundings).  Silver, coral, glass paste.  Purchased in Bursa, in 1993.  (Inv.n° müç051 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

'Gerdanlık' (choker necklace) with three pendents. Late-Ottoman, ca. Possibly from the western Black Sea coast (Safranbolu and surroundings). Purchased in Bursa, in (Inv.n° - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

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