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Turkish Oya - Istanbul, Turkey

Lariat Artisans

Oya, also know as Turkish lace, is presented here as lariat necklaces. This folk art dates back to the eighth century BC. Traditionally, all the different, symbolic flowers were used as decorative edging on headdresses, scarves, printed cloths, towels, and napkins. Today the tradition is carried on with these finely hand-crocheted lariat necklaces made with a blend of silk and polyester thread and natural and glass beads. They can be wrapped and tucked in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas on how to wrap your oya as a necklace—or you can come up with your own style.

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