Upon a skirt in white cotton, this lady wears a two-piece: baggy trousers (‘şalvar’) and a blouse (‘işlemeli gömlek’) made of red silk with woven floral motifs on it. The right en left side of the trousers, the front of the blouse, and the cuffs of both long sleeves are adorned with gold thread embroidery, fastened in the so called ‘tuturma tekniği’. Which means that the gold thread is laid down on the fabric in circular figures, and then fastened with a yellow silk thread.
This kind of dress, both the model and the embroidery work, are still produced today (in Eskişehir, for example).
This particular ensemble is not very old: from 1950-‘60 at the most.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Giyim Süsleme Teknikleri’ (Orta Dereceli Kız Teknik Öğretim Okulları, 1984).