Satin ‘şalvar’ (trousers), embroidered ‘uçkur’ (waist band) and leather footwear. For women. Late-Ottoman, 18th or 19th century. (Topkapı Palace Museum).
c. 1920's Flapper Headpiece with Embroidery and Bead Fringe
c. 1920’s flapper headpiece with embroidery and bead fringe
Traditional bridal headgear from the Karaburun district of Izmir. Picture taken in the 1980s. The ‘golden crown’ (called ‘gelin çalısı’) is made of gold leaf. (Source: Sabiha Tansuğ).
A woman's ‘uckur’ (waistband/sash) with embroidered ends. From northwestern Anatolia (probably the Aegean region), late 19th c. The embroidery is ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides of the fabric) and is executed in both multi-coloured silk and ‘tel kırma’ (motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips through the fabric and folding them.). (Inv.nr. brdw037 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).