A very delicate sort of needlework found in Turkey is needlepoint lace, called 'oya' or 'igne oyasi' in Turkish. This delicate lace is made using thread and needle, and is, unlike what some people think, not related to crochet or bobbin lace. The 'oya' is worked into tiny floral edges, often of multiple colors. Traditionally, different sorts of flowers and colors had a symbolic significance. These pieces are hand-made in Turkey.

A very delicate sort of needlework found in Turkey is needlepoint lace, called 'oya' or 'igne oyasi' in Turkish. This delicate lace is made using thread and needle, and is, unlike what some people think, not related to crochet or bobbin lace.

Turkish needle lace (igne oyasi)

These would make nice brooches. I must learn how they are made!

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Needle Lace

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