Gypsy

Gypsy

Costume officiellement porté a partir de 1835 (arrivée de la reine amalia qui l'a lancé)

Costume officiellement porté a partir de 1835 (arrivée de la reine amalia qui l'a lancé)

Cherkeska

Cherkeska

Traditional festive costume from the Türkmen villages in the province of Aydın. Mid-20th century.

Traditional festive costume from the Türkmen villages in the province of Aydın. Mid-20th century.

Traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası. Ca. 1980. (Archives of Kavak/Antwerpen).

Traditional bridal costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası. Ca. 1980. (Archives of Kavak/Antwerpen).

Folk dancers from Akşehir (Konya province), performing a local 'kaşık oyunu' (spoon dance; the wooden spoons are used as a kind of castanets).  The way they are holding the spoons is one out of two prevailing techniques; this technique is used by both men and women (the second, with the spoon held upward, is used by women only).

Folk dancers from Akşehir (Konya province), performing a local 'kaşık oyunu' (spoon dance; the wooden spoons are used as a kind of castanets). The way they are holding the spoons is one out of two prevailing techniques; this technique is used by both men and women (the second, with the spoon held upward, is used by women only).

Folk dancers in a traditional (young women's) festive costume of the Bolu province. Clothing style: 1925-1950. These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Folk dancers in a traditional (young women's) festive costume of the Bolu province. Clothing style: 1925-1950. These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace.  Turkish, c. 1925.  The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique.  (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

Traditional festive costume from Nebiköy (15 km NE of Tokat city).  Style: 1960s.  Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen.  All parts are original, and bought from the village in 1989; the costume was still in use there in the early 2000s.   (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).  This costume was SOLD to the ‘Etnografisch Museum, Antwerpen’ in 2008.

Traditional festive costume from Nebiköy (15 km NE of Tokat city). Style: 1960s. Ethnic group: Alevi Türkmen. All parts are original, and bought from the village in 1989; the costume was still in use there in the early 2000s. (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium). This costume was SOLD to the ‘Etnografisch Museum, Antwerpen’ in 2008.

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