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A lovely crochet-needlework (oya) necklace.
Which you might also like to wear like this.
A detail of the oya flowers.
Who are Soma Artisans?<br>In 2014, the north Aegean town of Soma witnessed the death of 301 miners in Tukey's worst mining disaster. Soma Artisans, initially a group of 24 women, was set up to help the town's women to support their families by making and marketing unique traditional handicrafts. Oya lacework, a long established language of flowers, has always been part of their culture.