Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.
Antique Middle Eastern vest - Ottoman yelk - tribal - turkish vest

Sorry, this item sold. You may also like:

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Description: Unique Ottoman original 19th century male vest (yelek).

These embroidered vest are rare and much sought after. It takes months of skilled manual labor to produce one of these. I would not recommend purchasing this to wear (maybe for a quick photo shoot ;)there are lots of lovely reproductions if you are looking for a vest for dance or everyday wear. This is not a reproduction, it is of museum quality. This would be lovely on display, in a shadow box perhaps. It does have afew flaws here and there. The largest is show in the last photo. It is on the shoulder and about 1 1/2in long. These minor defects are widely accepted by collectors as a sign of authenticity rather than imperfections.
Vest is in a deep burgandy velvet and is covered in gold and green embroidery. It is rather thick and fully lined. It has front double pockets and one inside pocket. The lining has been redone at some point in the life of this vest as is the case with most of these i've seen.
If our price seems high for this, feel free to look around at other sellers/sites and you will see it is very reasonable compared to what these can cost.
Here is a bit of info on the Ottoman Empire:

Size: 18in across bust, 16in waist, and 18in long from shoulder to hem. *i've measured this flat without doubling for actual wearing size.

Thanks for looking :) Have a lovely day!

Antique Middle Eastern vest - Ottoman yelk - tribal - turkish vest


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: velvet, embrodery, plaid, tinsel
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 137 reviews
  • Favorited by: 58 people