KİSPET

Kispet (wrestler's tights) is a special kind of tights which is worn by oil wrestlers. It stretches from waits to under knees. Kispet is made out of soft cattle, water buffalo, and calf skin. Each piece consists of at least forty parts, and it is specially sewed for each wrestler. The skin is cut, bonded, put on a mold to dry with the help of tools like bıçkı, biz and muşta. In order to increase the softness of the skin, it is put on vinegar for a week, then it is lubricated with true olive oil and becomes able to fit on the body. To carry the kispet a bag made of cane and called zembil is used and when it is not used it should be hung without being folded.