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Rear view (+ close-up) of a late-Ottoman street-wear, from the Aleppo-Gaziantep area, ca. 1900. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Called 'ferace', 'bürgü' or 'çarşaf' in Anatolia (depending on the region where it was worn). Made of 2 large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape.  The silk fabric is called 'meydaniye'. (Inv.n° fer004 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Rear view (+ close-up) of a late-Ottoman street-wear, from the Aleppo-Gaziantep area, ca. 1900. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Called 'ferace', 'bürgü' or 'çarşaf' in Anatolia (depending on the region where it was worn). Made of 2 large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape. The silk fabric is called 'meydaniye'. (Inv.n° fer004 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman street-wear, from the Aleppo-Gaziantep area, ca. 1900.  Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant.  Called 'ferace', 'bürgü' or 'çarşaf' in Anatolia (depending on the region where it was worn).  Made of two large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape.  The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'.  (Inv.n° fer004 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman street-wear, from the Aleppo-Gaziantep area, ca. 1900. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Called 'ferace', 'bürgü' or 'çarşaf' in Anatolia (depending on the region where it was worn). Made of two large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape. The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'. (Inv.n° fer004 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Front view (+ close-up) of a late-Ottoman street-wear, from the Aleppo-Gaziantep area, ca. 1900. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Called 'ferace', 'bürgü' or 'çarşaf' in Anatolia (depending on the region where it was worn). Made of 2 large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape.  The silk fabric is called 'meydaniye'. (Inv.n° fer004 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Front view (+ close-up) of a late-Ottoman street-wear, from the Aleppo-Gaziantep area, ca. 1900. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Called 'ferace', 'bürgü' or 'çarşaf' in Anatolia (depending on the region where it was worn). Made of 2 large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape. The silk fabric is called 'meydaniye'. (Inv.n° fer004 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman street-wear, ca. early 1900s. Purchased in Konya (1996). The heavy silk fabric (with brocaded silver star motif) comes possibly from Iraq, since the seller called it a ‘Bağdat bürgü’ (burqa from Baghdat). Made of two large rectangular pieces (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt & a kind of large airy cape. The ‘cape’ is edged with tassels; the front of the ‘skirt’ is adorned with braided ornaments.(Inv.n° fer005 - Kavak Costume Collection…

Late-Ottoman street-wear, ca. early 1900s. Purchased in Konya (1996). The heavy silk fabric (with brocaded silver star motif) comes possibly from Iraq, since the seller called it a ‘Bağdat bürgü’ (burqa from Baghdat). Made of two large rectangular pieces (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt & a kind of large airy cape. The ‘cape’ is edged with tassels; the front of the ‘skirt’ is adorned with braided ornaments.(Inv.n° fer005 - Kavak Costume Collection…

Late-Ottoman urban street-wear, worn in Konya, but made in Aleppo or Gaziantep, ca. 1900.  Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant.  Called 'ferace' or 'bürgü' in Central Anatolia.  Made of two large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and attached head dress shawl. The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'. Purchased in Konya, in 1996. (Inv.n° fer001 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman urban street-wear, worn in Konya, but made in Aleppo or Gaziantep, ca. 1900. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Called 'ferace' or 'bürgü' in Central Anatolia. Made of two large rectangular pieces of silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and attached head dress shawl. The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'. Purchased in Konya, in 1996. (Inv.n° fer001 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman street-wear, from Aleppo (northern Syria), ca. 1925.  Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant.  Made of two large rectangular pieces of heavy silk, sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape.  Size: 188 cm long, 85 cm wide.  The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'.

Late-Ottoman street-wear, from Aleppo (northern Syria), ca. 1925. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Made of two large rectangular pieces of heavy silk, sewed together to form a baggy skirt and a kind of large airy cape. Size: 188 cm long, 85 cm wide. The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'.

A traditional daily costume from the Konya province.  Middle-class urban style, worn at home, ca. 1900-1925.  Containing: a silk ensemble (‘gömlek’/shirt + ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers),  a large embroidered ‘yazma’ (headscarf), a ‘şal kuşak’ (waist band) and low boots-like leather shoeware. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional daily costume from the Konya province. Middle-class urban style, worn at home, ca. 1900-1925. Containing: a silk ensemble (‘gömlek’/shirt + ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers), a large embroidered ‘yazma’ (headscarf), a ‘şal kuşak’ (waist band) and low boots-like leather shoeware. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

A traditional daily costume from the Konya province.  Middle-class urban style, worn at home, ca. 1900-1925.  Containing: a silk ensemble (‘gömlek’/shirt + ‘şalvar’/baggy trousers),  a large embroidered ‘yazma’ (headscarf) and a woven ‘kuşak’ (waist band).  All items are from the same period. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

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Late-Ottoman urban summer street-wear, made in Aleppo or Gaziantep, late 19th c.  Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant.  Purchased in Ankara, in 1991.  Called 'ferace' or 'bürgü' in Central Anatolia.  Made of two large rectangular pieces of fine silk (ca. 110 x 210 cm), sewed together to form a baggy skirt and attached head dress shawl. The silk fabric is locally called 'meydaniye'. (Inv.n° fer003 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Late-Ottoman urban summer street-wear, made in Aleppo or Gaziantep, late c…

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).

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