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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 festive costume, from Kars and Iğdır. Ethnic group: Azeri. Mid-20th century. This is a recent atelier-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from Trakya/Thrace. Turkish, c. 1925. The velvet ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) & ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. (Costume Collection of the Bakırköy Halk Oyunları Derneği, Istanbul).

En Turquie, les danses traditionnelles sont extrêmement nombreuses et variées, les costumes magnifiques sont légions !

A traditional festive costume from Türkmen villages in the Dinar district (Afyon province), e.g. in the valley of Çölovası. Style of the mid-20th century. (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Africa | Portrait of a woman taken in Anjouan, Comoros. ca. 1895 - 1899 | Photographer unknown

Traditional festive costume from Ankara (city). Urban style, early 20th century. Adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery (in so-called ‘Maraş işi’-technique). (Ankara Ethnographical Museum).

"le costume populaire russe" Русский костюм XVIII-XIX вв. Тамбовская губерния.

A traditional bridal costume from the Sandıklı district (Afyon province). Style of 1950-1975. The red head scarf, the shirt and the apron are adorned with metal sequins and ‘tel kırma’ embroidery (motives obtained by sticking narrow metallic strips through the fabric and folding them). (Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).