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Ive mentioned the Turkish version of the shoulder abaya-called the Ferace on here before. Well, I meandered by E-Tesettur and saw they had a ton of new ferace in stock. One thing which always annoys me about the Ferace that e-Tesettur carries is they all come in a max size of 44! Which is rather tiny-ish and so for most sisters probably would be much to small to bother with, even though the designs tend to be very cute AND modest AND the prices reasonable…the sizes just are really limited! Hence, I was pleased to see they are now offering the butterfly style of ferace-which I reckon is basically the same as the style which originated in the Gulf but slightly “Turkified”..like shortened up a bit and more like a very very long poncho. I think these ones from Arzu Ergen are wickedly cute BUT, only downside is the price is fairly outrageous for something which you can get online from stores in the USA or Canada for half of the cost OR even make yourself for a fraction! The cost for the garment plus shipping to the USA could easily set you back around $150! Therefore…I think they are gorgeous but not really worth it. But, if anything, if you sew…it may give you some good ideas! I’m not entirely sure why the regular ferace are under 100TL yet these ones which are plain with little real work involved are around 200TL! Go figure…Maybe fabric yes…but still…
anyway…take a gander. I fancy the green one myself..
What do you think of these Turkish butterfly styles?