Trumpet Flower Oya (Lace)
The tradition of creating and wearing Oya (lace) goes back to the 8th century in various Mediterranean countries, but is typically associated with Turkey. Oya is used to decorate the edges of clothing and household textiles, and in recent years it is used to create jewelry. The motifs are usually floral, such as this piece which is in the shape of trumpet flowers.
Intricate yellow flowers with green leaves are strung on a white cotton string
Circa: 20th century
Material: Dipped cotton
Inventory number: TX5069