Silver ‘gerdanlık’/kirdan choker necklace. Armenian, made in Van, before 1918. Armenian-Ottoman style, with a cross-like pendant (a Muslim jewel would feature a crescent). The three silver coins are Russian (with the imperial two-headed eagle); this suggests the short 1915-1918 period for the necklace’s production, when Van was occupied by the Russians (WW1). (Source of the picture: Betty, on ‘Ethnic Jewels’).
Woman's hat & hat ornament. Late-Ottoman, Central Anatolia. 'Kadın fesi & fes süsü' (woman's hat & hat ornament). Late-Ottoman, from Central Anatolia, 19th century. The hat (6 cm high - Ø 12 cm) is made of velvet coated cardboard, with a button on the top. In the front: 46 metallic round plaques are stitched on the black band