Woman’s ‘arkalık’ (waist cloth, worn on the backside), from the Dursunbey area (80 km east of Balıkesir), ca 1925-1950. Rural weaving, wool, ‘cicim’-technique (sometimes referred to as ‘brocading’). The warp threads are worked into long fringes on both sides of the fabric. In order to wear it, the square cloth is folded diagonally; the waist cloth has then two (slightly) different sides. (Inv.n° ark037 - Kavak Folklor Ekibi & Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).