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Traditional men’s costume from the northern part of the Edirne province.  Style: people’s militia, ca. 1900.  The ‘şalvar’ (trousers), the long-sleeved ‘cebedan’ (vest), and the ‘kartal kanat’ (outer vest with hanging sleeves) are workshop-made machine-embroidered copies (1991), as worn by folk dance groups.  The accessories are original (and some of them old): 1925-1960.  (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional men’s costume from the northern part of the Edirne province. Style: people’s militia, ca. 1900. The ‘şalvar’ (trousers), the long-sleeved ‘cebedan’ (vest), and the ‘kartal kanat’ (outer vest with hanging sleeves) are workshop-made machine-embroidered copies (1991), as worn by folk dance groups. The accessories are original (and some of them old): 1925-1960. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional men’s costume from the district of Silivri (west of Istanbul). Style: people’s militia, ca. 1900. The ‘şalvar’ (trousers), the long-sleeved ‘cebedan’ (vest), and the ‘kartal kanat’ (outer vest with hanging sleeves) are workshop-made machine-em http://www.99wtf.net/men/mens-accessories/find-watch-brands/

Traditional men’s costume from the district of Silivri (west of Istanbul)…

Traditional costume of Ardahan (northeast-Anatolia).   Ethnic group: Türkmen.  Mid-20th century. This is a recent (2001) workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.((Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional costume of Ardahan (northeast-Anatolia). This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Costume of a bodyguard-coachman.Istanbul,c.1900. Silk shirt&bodice; embroidered large trousers&jacket ‘with eagle sleeves’;red silk ‘kuşak’(belt);woollen ‘carpana kemer’(card woven waist band). Ottoman Empire. Turkey

Costume of a Silk shirt&bodice; embroidered large trousers&jacket ‘with eagle sleeves’;

Traditional festive/ceremonial costume from the Alevi-Türkmen villages in the Hafik district (in the North of the Sivas province).  Circa 1980.

Traditional festive/ceremonial costume from the Alevi-Türkmen villages in the Hafik district (in the North of the Sivas province).

Traditional festive costume from the Şalpazarı district (70 km west of Trabzon).  In the fashion of the late 1980s.  Ethnic group: Çepni Türkleri.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume from the Şalpazarı district km west of Trabzon). In the fashion of the late Ethnic group: Çepni Türkleri.

A traditional outfit of the ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir province.  The model goes back to the 1920s.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

A traditional outfit of the ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir province. The model goes back to the This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

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Close-ups of a traditional men’s costume from the northern part of the Edirne…

A traditional bridal costume from the Bilecik province. Urban style. The large ‘şalvar’ (baggy pants) and the ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved jacket) are embroidered in multicoloured silk (small flower motifs) and silver metallic thread (executed in ‘Maraş işi’-technique). All items date from c. 1900-1925, except the gilt copper belt buckles, which were made in Beypazarı in the 1990s. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional bridal costume from the Bilecik province. Urban style. The large ‘şalvar’ (baggy pants) and the ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved jacket) are embroidered in multicoloured silk (small flower motifs) and silver metallic thread (executed in ‘Maraş işi’-technique). All items date from c. 1900-1925, except the gilt copper belt buckles, which were made in Beypazarı in the 1990s. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman Istanbul street wear, as worn by middle-class men originating from Trakya/Thrace or from the Marmara region.  End of 19th century.  All garments of the costume are from that period. (Kavak Folklor Ekibi&Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman Istanbul street wear, as worn by middle-class men originating from Trakya/Thrace or from the Marmara region. All garments of the costume are from that period.

A traditional bridal costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa).  Late-Ottoman urban style, with ‘goldwork’ (silvery metal thread) embroidered robe & vest, ca. mid-20th century.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional bridal costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Late-Ottoman urban style, with ‘goldwork’ (silvery metal thread) embroidered robe & vest, ca. mid-20th century. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional daily costume from the Konya province.  Middle-class urban style, worn at home, ca. 1900.  The silk ensemble (‘gömlek’/shirt + ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers) is embroidered with delicate ‘gold’ metallic thread.  The large embroidered ‘yazma’ (headscarf) and the silk ‘kuşak’ (waist band) date from the early-20th century too.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional daily costume from the Konya province. Middle-class urban style, worn at home, ca. 1900. The silk ensemble (‘gömlek’/shirt + ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers) is embroidered with delicate ‘gold’ metallic thread. The large embroidered ‘yazma’ (headscarf) and the silk ‘kuşak’ (waist band) date from the early-20th century too. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional Islamic street wear from the Turkish villages in the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria), 1925-1975.  (The black overcoat dates from c. 1900).  The ensemble was purchased in Bursa in april 1990.  (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional Islamic street wear from the Turkish villages in the northern part of the Burgaz province (Bulgaria), (The black overcoat dates from c. The ensemble was purchased in Bursa in april (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional festive costume from the Hatay province (Antakya).  Style: first half 20th century.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from the Hatay province (Antakya). This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

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