For hundreds of years Turkey has been famous for the production of decorative textiles, including a wide range of gold and silk embroideries of the highest quality. But there is also a ‘minor’ textile art produced by Turkish women, which is not so well-known. This textile art is generally called oya or Turkish lace. The term oya includes a range of lace techniques that are used to decorate garments, especially women’s headscarves, and a wide variety of household textiles such as sheets, tablecloths and towels. The exhibition explores the different types, namely crochet, needle, hairpin and tatting techniques, which are used to make oya, and the different forms of two and three-dimensional oya lace.
- Date of the exhibition: 1st December 2009 - 28th February 2010
- Location: TRC Gallery, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden
- Open: Monday - Wednesday 09.00 - 16.00 hrs, or upon appointment
- Tel. 071-5134144 or 06-28830428