Giants- ”Three different Turks”. From left to right: a ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army), a beggar (holding up his left hand) and – probably - a lower-rank military of the regular army, on leave.
A Turkish villager in his best outfit. Not wealthy, but not poor either (note the leather boots). The primary purpose of the large men’s ‘kuşak’ (waist band) is here obvious: to support the back during demanding daily activities. Late-Ottoman, end of c