A costume that belonged to Demirci Mehmet Efe (1883-1961), from Pirlibey köyü, near Nazilli (Prov. Aydın). He was a prominent member of the ‘Kuva-yi Milliye’ (Nationalist Forces, which refers to the irregular Turkish militia forces in the early period of the Turkish War of Independence). The costume dates from ca. 1925. (Askeri Muzesi/Military Museum, Istanbul).