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Submitted by Judith Lipmanson

Information Question
Category: Translation - Other
Family Surname: Freund
Country: Turkey
Town: Istanbul
Date of Image: ca. 1915
  This apron was purchased in Istanbul, Turkey ca. 1915 by a father on holiday with his young daughter. They were from Berlin, and bought the apron as a gift for the daughter. It has been confirmed by experts as being of Ottoman origin, but little else about it is known.
There appears to be embroidered script along the perimeter of the apron, possibly Arabic or Turkish. 1) Can anyone identify the script and translate it or determine what it says? 2) Is this a replica of holiday dress or was it a type of ethnic wear? I have a larger, higher-res image I can send, if that would aid in identification.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for any information.

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