Late-Ottoman urban summer street-wear, made in Aleppo or Gaziantep, late 19th c. Exported from there to many urban centers in Anatolia and the Levant. Purchased in Ankara, in 1991. Called 'ferace' or 'bürgü' in Central Anatolia. Made of two large rectangular pieces of fine 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° fer003 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
A late-Ottoman 'üçetek' (robe with three panels), purchased in Ürgüp (Cappadocia), but possibly brought in from elsewhere in Anatolia. Urban style, c. early 20th century. The fabric is 'kutnu' silk (probably from Gaziantep). The pastel coloured textile from which the robe is made is woven with an abstracted flower motif and is entirely hand stitched with a pocket on the right, silk buttons and fine orange silk lining to the sleeves. Size: 134cm long, and 54cm from shoulder to shoulder.