An ‘uçkur’ (sash/waist band), generally worn by women. From western Anatolia, ca. early 20th c. Cotton, adorned with two-sided (= identical on both sides) embroidery in silk & golden metallic thread + small motifs in ‘tel kırma’ (narrow metallic strips stuck through the fabric and then folded). Probably an apprentice's work (= young girl). The 'Greek cross'-motives indicate a possible 'Rum' (Greek Anatolian) origin. (Inv.n° brdw041 - Kavak Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Four traditional costumes from the Pontos (Black Sea) region. Clothing style: Rum (Anatolian Greek), early 20th century. These are contemporary workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups. (Source: Stamco Costumes; www.greek-costumes.com).
Amulet necklace, for a woman. Rum (Anatolian Greek), ca. 1900. From the island of Kastillorizo (2 km south of Kaş). Silver plated copper and low-grade silver. Featuring a theological scene (the Mother of God enthroned) surrounded by eight saints' heads (in medallions) and a Serafim (on top).
Traditional festive costume from 'Pontos' (= Turkish Black Sea coast & hinterland). Clothing style: 'Rum' (Anatolian Greek), early 20th century. This is a contemporary workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups. (Source: Stamco Costumes; www.greek-costumes.com).