The Bulgarian Maiden of the Rhodope mountains were strongly associated with Orpheus, the god of dreams. Rodop includes Smolyan and Krdzhali oblasts, as well as the southern extensions of Plovdiv and Khaskovo oblasts
Traditional bridal/festive headgears of the Alevi villages west of Edremit (Balıkesir province). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Tahtacı, Alevi Türkmen. Some constituents of the headgear are late 19th / early 20th century (small plates with chains, copper/nickel/silver coins). (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
Traditional festive headgear from the Türkmen villages in the Keçiborlu district (lying North of Isparta). Adorned with beadwork, similar to that found with the Türkmen in the neighbouring Afyon-Dinar district.
Close-ups of a traditional festive costume of the Üsküdarlı Tahtacı, from the Bergama region. Clothing style: ca. 1970. The Tahtacı are Alevi Türkmen. This costume is similar to those of nearby Kozan Yaylası, but it is simpler, and with beadwork ornaments instead of silver jewelry. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).