‘Zeybek’ dances from the Izmir province. Men’s ‘Zeybek’-dances are associated with the culture of the ‘Efe’ (warriors with nomadic Yörük origins, settled in Northwestern Anatolia); some of the dance moves symbolize the flight of the eagle. Female ‘Zeybek’-dances are characterized by a self-assured and elegant style.
Traditional festive female costume from the district of Keşan (in the southern part of the Edirne province). ‘Rumeli’-style: 1900-1950. The ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) and ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) embroidered are in silk and silvery metal thread. An embroidered ‘makrama’ (napkin) is worn as apron (which is current in Thrace and northwestern Anatolia). This is a (good) recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.
Traditional festive costume from the Konya province. Clothing style: These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.
Hovagim Baghdasarian’s family, Armenians from the village of Verin (Upper) Khokh. Late-Ottoman era, end of century. Upper Khokh (present-day Kavaktepe) was located approximately 30 km south of the city of Kharpert/Harput.