An ‘uçkur’ (sash / waist band), generally worn by women. From the rural Sakarya region (north of Bilecik), 1900-1950. Stylized vegetable motifs. Open work embroidery with polychrome silk on cotton. Small sections embroidered with ‘gold’ metal thread. Both embroidery techniques are ‘two-sided’ (identical on both sides). (Kavak Collection of Anatolian Textiles -Antwerpen/Belgium).