Turkish women in Western Thrace trying to keep Ottoman-era clothes alive

Turkish women in Western Thrace trying to keep Ottoman-era clothes alive

Women are trying to preserve their cultural characteristics inherited to them, and also trying to pass their unique clothing styles on new generations

By Ayhan Mehmet

KOMOTINI, Greece (AA) – Turkish women living in the mountain villages of Iskece) in Western Thrace, Greece are trying to keep the colorful clothes from the Ottoman period alive.

In a bid to preserve their cultural practices, they wear these clothes every day.

They are also trying to pass on their unique clothing style to the new generation, even though young people have started dressing up differently.

Greece’s Western Thrace region is home to a Muslim Turkish community of around 150,000 dating from Ottoman times.

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