Front (+ close-up) of a late-Ottoman urban street-wear, made in Aleppo or Gaziantep, late 19th c. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Purchased in Konya, in 1995. Called 'ferace' or 'bürk' 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'. (Inv.n° fer006 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).