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Kütahya İl Kültür ve Turizm Müdürlüğü

Traditional Clothes

Traditional Clothes

In Kütahya,which is in the middle of the Inner Anatolia,Agean and Marmara regions,women clothes especially are richer and different than in other parts of Anatolia.Kütahya was the capital of Germiyans so there is a distinctive style.The traditional style of women’s clothing is different in the centre to the outlying towns. In rural parts of Kütahya,there is a similar style of clothing from Bursa Keles to Teke.The style encompasses a headscarf,white kerchief,underclothes,undershirt,under-robe,baggy trousers,apron,socks,simple sandals,and beaded jewellery.

Alternatively in the city centre the women wear:gold,silver,silver thread,pearl and bead embriodered clothes,diamond necklaces,pearl jewellery,earrings,brooches,silver belts,diamond rings and gold bracelets.Fez,bride fez,embriodered sacrves,red shirts,bridal veils,socks and slippers are worn only on specific days.Daily clothes are modern.In contrast to the authenticity of the clothes of the women,the men wear Agean Region Style clothing.Zeybek ( a kind of folk dance in Agean Region)features are dominant.

In men’s clothing there is some court effect.Main clothes are fez,shirts scarf belt,gun bag,baggy trousers,socks,rawhide sandals,kerchief and boots.As for accesories,embriodered handkerchiefs,watches with chain,tobacco purses,rosary and amulets are used.

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