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Several garments, used in traditional bride-wear. From the villages near Keles (South of Bursa). On exhibit in the Misiköy Etnografya Müzesi (Bursa).

The traditional bridal/festive costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa), as it is on exhibit in the Bursa Etnografya Müzesi. The presentation varied some what over the years. Village (rural) style, ca. mid-20th century. © (all four pictures) Dick Osseman.

A village woman from the Keles district (south of Bursa), wearing her traditional festive costume, is making a ‘çarpana kemer’ (tablet/card-woven belt).

A traditional bridal cap, from the Burdur province. Rural, ca. 1925-1950. Ethnic group: Türkmen. On exhibit in the Misiköy Etnografya Müzesi (Bursa).

Close-up of a traditional festive costume from the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Ca. mid-20th century. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).

Exuberant bridal headgear. Urban style, from Bursa, 1900-1950. The headscarf is adorned with ‘telkırma’ (or: Bartın işi = work from Bartın): folding thin silver slat into the fabric, creating two identical sides. The silver glitter festoons that hang down are a local Bursa-City addition, exclusively used for brides. It has been adopted in villages of the province too. Photographer/copyright: Dick Osseman. To see more of the Bursa Etnografya Müzesi…

Late-Ottoman 'double' shoe-ware: an indoor shoe with embroidered upper part, and a fitting outdoor shoe. Urban, ca. 1900-1925. On exhibit in the Misiköy Etnografya Müzesi (Bursa).

‘Kese’ (purse). From the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa). Part of the traditional bridal/festive costume, 1990s. Adorned with glass pearls, oya (Turkish lace), woollen (orlon) tassels and metal sequins. (Inv.nr. kes023 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).

Traditional bridal/festive headgear of the Karakeçeli villages in the district of Keles (south of Bursa). Clothing style: mid-20th century.

Cotton ‘ücetek’ (robe with three panels). From the Karakeçeli (Yörük) villages of the Keles district (south of Bursa), mid-20th century. Part of a traditional bridal/festive costume. (Inv.nr. üçe005 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).