Ελένη Φαντάκη

Ελένη Φαντάκη

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Velvet ‘cepken’ (vest), for women.  From Mengen (north of Bolu), 1925-1950.  Purchased in 1996. Part of the rural bridal/festive costume of the Mengen district.  Adorned with applied cord (hand-embroidered), metal thread, silk embroidery, small spiral copper thread, metal sequins.  (Inv.nr. cep003 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Velvet ‘cepken’ (vest), for women. From Mengen (north of Bolu), 1925-1950. Purchased in 1996. Part of the rural bridal/festive costume of the Mengen district. Adorned with applied cord (hand-embroidered), metal thread, silk embroidery, small spiral copper thread, metal sequins. (Inv.nr. cep003 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province.  Part of a festive costume, early 20th century.  ‘Golden’ metal thread on wool; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord).  (Source: Tekin Uludoğan, Balıkesir).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province. Part of a festive costume, early century. ‘Golden’ metal thread on wool;

'Cepken' (long-sleeved jacket), for men.  From the Aegean region, ca. 1900.  Part of a bridegroom's costume.  'Goldwork' embroidery in 'tuturma'- technique (= applied cord).

'Cepken' (long-sleeved jacket), for men. From the Aegean region, ca. 'Goldwork' embroidery in 'tuturma'- technique (= applied cord).

‘Cepken’ (long-sleeved vest).  Late-Ottoman, circa end of 19th century.  Probably from the Balkans (Albania?).  Part of a woman's festive costume.  Silk velvet, embroidered with silver thread in 'tutturma' technique (applied cord).

Late-Ottoman, circa end of century. Probably from the Balkans (Albania? Part of a woman's festive costume. Silk velvet, embroidered with silver thread in 'tutturma' technique (applied cord).

1800–1937 Greek

Close-up of the embroideries on a sleeveless 'pirpiri'-like coat for women. From northern Greece, ca. (Met Museum, N.

(ALBANIA?). Embroidered velvet ‘cepken’ (outer vest), for women. Late-Ottoman, from the Balkans (probably Albania). Ca. 1900.

Embroidered velvet ‘cepken’ (outer vest), for women. Late-Ottoman, from the Balkans (probably Albania). 'Goldwork' embroidery in 'tutturma' technique (applied cord).

Embroidered ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province.  Part of a bridal/festive costume, first half of 20th century.  ‘Goldwork’ embroidery in ‘tutturma’-technique (applied cord).

Embroidered ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from the Balıkesir province. Part of a bridal/festive costume, first half of century. ‘Goldwork’ embroidery in ‘tutturma’-technique (applied cord).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir (central district).  Part of a festive costume, ca. 1900.  ‘Golden’ metal thread on silk velvet; embroidery technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (applied cord). (Source: Antika Osmanlı Tekstil, Istanbul).

Embroidered women’s ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) from Balıkesir (central district). Part of a festive costume, ca. ‘Golden’ metal thread on silk velvet;