One of both embroidered ends of a woman’s ‘uckur’ (waistband/sash). From western Anatolia (probably Bursa), 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).
Bridal ‘yazma’ (headscarf) from the Bursa - Bilecik region. Ca. 1925-1950. Red cotton fabric, embroidered in ‘tel kırma’-technique: motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips (often silver) through the fabric and folding them. The motifs obtained are identical on both sides of the fabric. Edged with twisted metallic thread, combined with metal sequins. (Inv.n° yaz077 - Kavak Collection,Antwerpen/Belgium).