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).
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. 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 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), (The black overcoat dates from c. The ensemble was purchased in Bursa in april (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).