Traditional festive costume from the central district of the Balıkesir province. Dating: 1925-1950. The trousers and long-sleeved vest in striped silk, and the velvet jacket are embroidered (‘golden’ thread in ‘kordon tutturma’ technique/applied cord). (Kavak Folklor Ekibi&Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume from the central district of the Balıkesir province…

Traditional festive women’s hats, from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), ca. 1925-1950. Adorned with metallic & mica sequins, several types of glass beads and balls, cotton ‘oya’ (Turkish lace) and late-Ottoman coins. Topped with a silver(y) ‘tepelik’ (hat cover). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Traditional festive women’s hats, from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province), ca. 1925-1950. Adorned with metallic & mica sequins, several types of glass beads and balls, cotton ‘oya’ (Turkish lace) and late-Ottoman coins. Topped with a silver(y) ‘tepelik’ (hat cover). (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Dervish, Photographer: Antoin Sevruguin, around 1901

Dervishes were a common subject for foreign photographers of the late Qajar period. These photographs helped to create and fed the stereotypes of exotic Easterners, but nevertheless they are useful historical records of the period.

Portrait of a Dervish, late 19th-early 20th century, Brooklyn Museum. Photographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin.

Portrait of a Dervish holding a tabar (axe), late century, Brooklyn Museum. Photographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin.

Vereshchagin, Vasily. Dervishes

Alma Kuzma Vasily Vereshchagin Dervishes Vereshchagin was born on October in Cherepovets, Russia into the relatively prosperous family of a landowner.

Close-up of a traditional festive costume from the Turkish Alevi villages in the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria), among others Dobra Polyana village (named 'Orhan Selim' by the Turks), 1925-1975. Purchased in Bursa in april 1990. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Close-up of a traditional festive costume from the Turkish villages in the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria), Purchased in Bursa in april (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive costume from Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. Setting: ‘evli kadın’ (married woman). Characteristics: 1) the ‘önlük’ (apron) is worn on top of the ‘arkalık kuşak’ (triangular waist cloth): 2) the hat & imitation hair (black cotton plaits, attached to back of the hat) are covered by the headscarf. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional festive costume from Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. Setting: ‘evli kadın’ (married woman). Characteristics: 1) the ‘önlük’ (apron) is worn on top of the ‘arkalık kuşak’ (triangular waist cloth): 2) the hat & imitation hair (black cotton plaits, attached to back of the hat) are covered by the headscarf. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Bektasi, or Wandering Dervish, 1809

Bektasi, or Wandering Dervish, 1809

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Dervish, Photographer: Antoin Sevruguin, around 1901

Traditional bridal headdress from Merkez Kapıkaya köyü (near Bergama, north of Izmir). Mid-20th century. Ethnic group: Kozak, Alevi Türkmen. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium). Reference: ‘Türkmen Giyimi’ – Sabiha Tansuğ.

Traditional festive headgear - from Adiyaman & Malatya provinces/ Turkey.

Dervish-Kalenderi

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Traditional ‘don’ (women’s long underpands). Cotton on cotton embroidered, five different colours used. From the Turkish Alevi villages in the Ruen district (northern part of the Burgaz province, Bulgaria), among others Dobra Polyana village (named 'Orhan Selim' by the Turks), mid-20th century. Part of a festive costume. (Inv.nr. don032 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional ‘don’ (women’s long underpands). Cotton on cotton embroidered, five different colours used. From the Turkish Alevi villages in the Ruen district (northern part of the Burgaz province, Bulgaria), among others Dobra Polyana village (named 'Orhan Selim' by the Turks), mid-20th century. Part of a festive costume. (Inv.nr. don032 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

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