Ottoman kurdish cavalry soldier from Djoulamerk with a pistol tucked into a silahlik (weapons belt), and holding a kilij sword. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

Ottoman kurdish cavalry soldier from Djoulamerk with a pistol tucked into a silahlik (weapons belt), and holding a kilij sword. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

Ottoman kurdish cavalry soldier from Djoulamerk with a pistol tucked into a silahlik (weapons belt), and holding a kilij sword. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

Ottoman kurdish cavalry soldier from Djoulamerk with a pistol tucked into a silahlik (weapons belt), and holding a kilij sword. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

Şêx Qadir Berzencî û Hasfa Xan. Şêx Celal paşî wan disekîne. Dema Keyaniya Kurdistanê li Silêmanî, sala 1922’ê. Şêx Qadir Berzencî ve Hasfa Xan. Şêx Celal arkalarında duruyor. Kürdistan Krallığı zamanlarında Silêmanî’de, sene 1922.

Şêx Qadir Berzencî û Hasfa Xan. Dema Keyaniya Kurdistanê li Silêmanî, sala Şêx Qadir Berzencî ve Hasfa Xan.

A Kurdish Noble by Pierre De Gigord, 1865.

A Kurdish landlord in ceremonial costume. From southeastern Anatolia or northern Syria, (Pierre De Gigord Collection).

Traditional Kurdish costumes from the Hakkâri and Şirnak region. The man’s costume is authentic (made in Şirnak in the 1960s), as are the accessories. The female costume is an accurate copy of the clothing in Yüksekova in the late 1980s; it was made (in the Kavak workshop) in 1990. Judging from the wedding video’s on the internet, the fashion in Yüksekova has shifted to lighter and workshop-made costumes today. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional Kurdish costumes from the Hakkâri and Şirnak region. The man’s costume is authentic (made in Şirnak in the 1960s), as are the accessories. The female costume is an accurate copy of the clothing in Yüksekova in the late 1980s; it was made (in the Kavak workshop) in 1990. Judging from the wedding video’s on the internet, the fashion in Yüksekova has shifted to lighter and workshop-made costumes today. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Elderly Kurdish women in traditional daily costumes, including impressive headgear. From the Adiyaman province, rural fashion, ca. 1980.

Elderly Kurdish women in traditional daily costumes, including impressive headgear. From the Adiyaman province, rural fashion, ca.

Dersim Ağanın karısı ve hizmetçisi, 1910'lar , Kurdish ladies from Dersim north Kurdistan

Dersim Ağanın karısı ve hizmetçisi,

Portrait of a Kurdish general (originating from the Caucasus) in the Russian army, ca. 1870. Photographer: Dmîtrî Nîkîtin.

Portrait of a Kurdish general (originating from the Caucasus) in the Russian army, ca.

The son of a Kurdish landlord. Southeastern Anatolia, ca. 1900.

The son of a Kurdish Landlord. Southeastern Anatolia, ca.

Kurdish folklore

Kurdistan, Traditional Clothes, United Nations, Bergen, Folklore, Middle East, Dancing, Traditional Bedskirts, Dance

Ottoman Kurdish irregular soldier from Palu, wearing a silahlik (weapons belt) and holding a kalkan shield composed of concentric wicker attached by threads, the exterior made up of radial steel bars linking the steel frame to the steel domed center boss. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

Ottoman Kurdish irregular soldier from Palu, wearing a silahlik (weapons belt) and holding a kalkan shield composed of concentric wicker attached by threads, the exterior made up of radial steel bars linking the steel frame to the steel domed center boss. From:Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873, 74 photographic plates by Pascal Sebah, published by the Imperial Ottoman Commission for the "Exposition Universelle" of Vienna in 1873.

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