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Delicate “Oya” form Turkey

In the backstreets of Istanbul, with the many small textile shops, I first discovered the beautiful handmade trimmings called oya. I was intrigued by the fine needlework and variations in colour and design. Traditionally oya is used to decorate scarves and household textiles, such as sheets, table cloths and towels. The yarns the women used […]