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Yelek (in Turkish; spelled jelek in Serbo-Croatian and Albanian) is the bodice or vest of an Ottoman female dress. The yelek is typically a sleeveless and collarless garment and usually has small pockets on the sides. Traditional yeleks are generally embroidered and made out of silk cloth as well as velvet and leather. During the Ottoman era, the yelek was a hip-length jacket or vest worn for warmth by both sexes. It could have long sleeves, short sleeves, or no sleeves, and often had a small standing collar. A shorter variant, the anteri (or "anteree", anterija) was also popular.

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