SuitDate: 1918–20 Culture: American Medium: wool Dimensions: Length (a): 32 1/4 in. (81.9 cm) Length (b): 39 in. (99.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979 Accession Number: 1979.346.11a, b metmuseum.org
Traditional festive costume from the Silivri district (West of Istanbul, Trakya/Thrace). Turkish, 1900-1925. The velvet ‘cepken’ (long-sleeved vest) & ‘şalvar’ (baggy trousers) are adorned with ‘goldwork’ embroidery in ‘Maraş işi’-technique. The circular sunflower-like motif on the vest bears a star & crescent design (= Turkish flag) in its center. (Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).