The Clothing Culture of the Turks, and the Entari (Part 2: The Entari)


Koc F., Koca E.

FOLK LIFE-JOURNAL OF ETHNOLOGICAL STUDIES, vol.50, no.2, pp.141-168, 2012 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/0430877812z.0000000009
  • Journal Name: FOLK LIFE-JOURNAL OF ETHNOLOGICAL STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-168
  • Keywords: entari, clothing culture of the Turks, traditional dress, traditional pattern, clothing culture, Ottoman clothing
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In Part 2 of this study, the entari is studied and evaluated in terms of type, style, form, tailoring, usage, and aesthetic properties, identifying twenty distinct forms of entari. The endurance of traditional values, the rules governing the dress style, the use of valuable fabrics which themselves were woven with difficulty on hand-operated looms were all important factors in establishing forms of clothing and in ensuring adherence to the traditional manner of dress up until the late Ottoman period.