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'Bindallı entari’ (festive/ceremonial robe). Keles (Bursa), Turkey. 1955.

Traditional festive/ceremonial velvet robe in Late-Ottoman style, called ‘bindallı entari’ (= robe, adorned with goldwork in ‘Maraş işi’ technique). Made in 1955 in Dağdibi köyü, near Keles (south of Bursa). Usuallly worn by betrothed girls; characteristic for ‘engagement robes’ are the separate motifs (not connected to each other). In a wedding dress, all motifs connect and form a gigantic tree (‘bindallı’ = thousand branches). With close-ups (see comments) of the embroideries: silver metal thread, silvery spirals & metal sequins. Purchased in Bursa in 1997. (Inv.n° bin001 - Kavak Costume Collection -Antwerpen/Belgium).

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Comment by Betty on August 30, 2016 at 21:43

Very beautiful! It must have taken ages to complete the embroidery.

Comment by Cordelia Donohoe on August 29, 2016 at 17:53
Comment by Jean-Marie Criel on August 29, 2016 at 16:30

A few close-ups of the front.



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