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Festival ensemble

Description: Turkish festival costume machine embroidered on bright orange cotton. a) Jacket b) pants (chalwar /shalwar style) c) shirt (cotton, embroidered) white, tunic length d) Rectangular belt of orange cotton, embellished with machine embroidery in metallic threads of gold, purple, green, etc. in scroll, scallop, floral and vine forms. Lined with greenish cotton. Secures with single snap. Attached to lower edge at right side is small pouch, rectangular, with curved lower side, edged with metallic lace and embellished on both sides with similar embroidery, vines, scalloped lines, flower heads, etc. Center panel of pouch with embroidered character(s). e) Fez style hat of orange cotton, shaped like a truncated, flat-top cone. Top of crown is embellished with machine embroidery in metallic threads of gold, purple, green, etc. in scroll, scallop, and vine forms. Sides of crown with horizontal bands of similar embroidery, vines, scalloped lines, flower heads, etc. From off-center at top of hat is gold cord tassel.
Date: 1950
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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