Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (west of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace). Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. The circular sunflower-like motif on the vest bears a star & crescent design (= Turkish flag) in its center. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).