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A ‘makrama’ (napkin). From the Göynük region (halfway Bolu & Bilecik). Early 20th century. ‘Two-sided’ (identical on both sides) embroidery, silk & metallic on cotton cloth. If edged, the item could also be used as a ‘yemeni’ (large head scarf) for women. In Göynük town, tens of these ‘makrama’ cover the cenotaph sarcophagi of local ‘saints’ (mostly dervishes from Soufi Orders or connected with the Ottoman power). (Inv.nr. brdw002 - Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

A ‘makrama’ (napkin). From the Göynük region (halfway Bolu & Bilecik). Early 20th century. ‘Two-sided’ (identical on both sides) embroidery, silk & metallic on cotton cloth. If edged, the item could also be used as a ‘yemeni’ (large head scarf) for women. In Göynük town, tens of these ‘makrama’ cover the cenotaph sarcophagi of local ‘saints’ (mostly dervishes from Soufi Orders or connected with the Ottoman power). (Inv.nr. brdw002 - Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).

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