Flowers Scented Women

Handan Özer

Handan Özer

Handan Özer

Handan Özer

She was born in 1967 in Çorum. She is graduated from Uludağ University İ.İ.B.F. Faculty of Finance department. She started her photography career in 2013 in Bursa. She is a member of BUFSAD. She has awards and exhibitions in national and international competitions. Within the scope of the 9th BursaFotoFest, she opened a group photography exhibition in the Bumder group with the Çeki-yorum Photography Workshop. She is a member of Çeki-yorum Photography Workshop and continues her photography and project works.

Çomakdağ Village is one of the villages of the Milas district of Muğla, where about 500 years old traditions and customs have been kept alive, has been able to preserve its original structure. It is one of the rare places where ordinary daily life can be maintained without breaking the links with the past of hundreds of years in women's dress, weddings, and meals cooked in their kitchens.

A nomadic village founded by the Oghuz Turks, the Onoks tribe. The number of people who have a high literacy rate and university education is quite high in a village with 300 houses, the main source of income in the village is olive cultivation, agriculture and livestock breeding, silkworm is grown and the silk is required for their clothes and weaved on hand looms, they are trying to keep this job.

Women tied their heads with white cheesecloth in a regional style and wear 25-35 gold liras lined up along their foreheads and fresh flowers next to their cheesecloths. Gold liras used to be real, but nowadays it's imitation.

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