A large traditional ‘yemeni’ or ‘yazma’ (woman’s head scarf) from the district of Mengen (province of Bolu).  Also called ‘örtme’ or ‘pô’.  Rural, 1960-1990.  ‘Two-sided’ embroidery ((identical on both sides of the fabric), yarn on cotton.  Edged with small cotton tassels.  (Inv.nr. yaz002 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A large traditional ‘yemeni’ or ‘yazma’ (woman’s head scarf) from the district of Mengen (province of Bolu). Also called ‘örtme’ or ‘pô’. Rural, 1960-1990. ‘Two-sided’ embroidery ((identical on both sides of the fabric), yarn on cotton. Edged with small cotton tassels. (Inv.nr. yaz002 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Large embroidered ‘yazma’ (woman’s headscarf) from Central-Anatolia.  First quarter of the 20th century.  Adorned with two-sided embroidery (identical on both sides of the fabric) in multicoloured cotton, silk and metal thread on linen.  A composed geometrical motif is repeated 2 x 5 times (Inv.nr. yaz078 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Large embroidered ‘yazma’ (woman’s headscarf) from Central-Anatolia. First quarter of the 20th century. Adorned with two-sided embroidery (identical on both sides of the fabric) in multicoloured cotton, silk and metal thread on linen. A composed geometrical motif is repeated 2 x 5 times (Inv.nr. yaz078 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive female headgear from the Mudurnu-Taraklı region (Bolu province), mid-20th century.  The ‘yazma’ (large head scarf) is adorned with multicoloured embroidery and edged with needle lace combined with metal sequins.  The square shape of the silver ‘tepelik’ (metal cover of the hat) is singular and characteristic of the Bolu province.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive female headgear from the Mudurnu-Taraklı region (Bolu province), mid-20th century. The ‘yazma’ (large head scarf) is adorned with multicoloured embroidery and edged with needle lace combined with metal sequins. The square shape of the silver ‘tepelik’ (metal cover of the hat) is singular and characteristic of the Bolu province. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A large ‘yazma’ (head scarf) from Beypazarı (85 km west of Ankara).  The embroidery is machine made and produced in a semi-artisan manner in a local workshop.  Purchased in Beypazarı in 1994.  (Inv.nr. yaz067 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A large ‘yazma’ (head scarf) from Beypazarı km west of Ankara). The embroidery is machine made and produced in a semi-artisan manner in a local workshop. Purchased in Beypazarı in (Inv.

Large ‘yazma’ (headscarf) for women.  From the Dinar district (Afyon province), 1925-1950.  Block-printed floral design on cotton; one half of it is edged with small glass pearls. (Inv.nr. yaz074  - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Large ‘yazma’ (headscarf) for women. From the Dinar district (Afyon province), Block-printed floral design on cotton; one half of it is edged with small glass pearls.


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