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From my costume collection is this detail from the Atlas silk ÅŸalwar

From my costume collection is this detail from the Atlas silk ÅŸalwar (very wide trousers) for a bride from the city of EskiÅŸehir, Turkey. It’s called Atlas silk because it comes from the Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) rather than the much more commonly farmed Silkworm moth (Bombyx mori).
On 8 January 2012 I posted a photo of an EskiÅŸehir bride with the model wearing ÅŸalwar of red velvet embroidered in gold.
[Edited to add on 15 March: I’ve learned that my white/gold costume is from the town of Kırka, south of the capital city, EskiÅŸehir, whose name is the same as the province’s. Only in the capital is the red-velvet bride’s ensemble worn. I’ve also discovered that I’m missing a number of pieces of my white/gold set (I have only the jacket and trousers), and that the same costume design was also produced in purple silk brocade. I’ll do another post on the subject anon.]