Embroidered Bindalli Garments Worn by Women in the Town of Beypazari, Ankara, Turkey

Yetim F.

FOLK LIFE, vol.47, pp.20-31, 2009 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/175967009x422675
  • Journal Name: FOLK LIFE
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-31
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Beypazari, one of the oldest towns in the province of Ankara, has a rich culture reflecting a strong Ottoman influence. Traditions and customs are given much attention, and this can be seen in the dress of women. This is especially the case with brides, who are dressed elaborately in richly decorated clothing. Bindallis embroidered with gilded silver thread may be received as gifts and are highly valued in families.