“Turkish Oya” Anatolian Needle Lace is Anatolian Women’s unique and aesthetic cultural heritage.
Turkish Oya is a form of traditional Anatolian Needlework that is commonly used to decorate scarves, napkins, towel edges, clothing, and other decorative elements. Oya ornaments may include a variety of figures such as flowers, fruits, trees, animals, icons, geometrical designs, or vegetables that vary according to region. Anatolian women practice this unique needling technique, which necessitates a high degree of skill and craftsmanship from very young ages.
This art has been maintained, passed down over centuries, and reached its greatness during the Ottoman period, where it is still practiced by village people.