The köçek was typically a very handsome young male rakkas, “dancer”, usually cross-dressed in feminine attire, employed as an entertainer.http://adokal.tumblr.com/post/68916638363/the-kocek-was-typically-a-very-handsome-young-male
-Dancers (köçeks) and Musicians Performing at the circumcision ceremony of Selim, Bayezid, and Mehmed in 1530. The miniature is from the book called Süleymanname. The köçeks in this drawing accompany the music with çalpara’s (wooden castanets) in their hands.
-Performing köçek, Illustration from the Hubanname (The Book of the Handsome Ones), 18th century artwork by the Turkish poet Fazyl bin Tahir Enderuni.
-Dancing köçek with a tambourine, late 19th c. CE.
-Ottoman köçek dancer/ “Danseuse Arabe”, 19th c. CE.