Traditional festive/ceremonial velvet robe in Late-Ottoman style, called ‘bindallı entari’ (= robe, adorned with goldwork in ‘Maraş işi’ technique). Made in 1955 in Keles (a small rural town, south of Bursa). Usuallly worn by betrothed girls;…
Many thanks for your message. I must say that the seller at the Souk had some extraordinary pieces. However, everything has been thrown and stuffed unfolded into shelves. He has mixed newer with older pieces, etc.. Sometimes, you can…"
"Dear Peter, what a splendid example. I love the colours and the regularity of the patterns ... not to mention the tassels. It is also very interesting that it comes from the Saudi Rashaideh. We know that many of the Rashaideh migrated to Africa in…"
"Hello, Vicki. What a very pretty necklace ... and it looks good to wear. From the way the beadwork is stitched onto the cloth, it does indeed look as if it has been made in Ladakh, probably within the last thirty years. But…"