DALIA is a handmade crochet necklace featuring Oya ornaments.
These are the longest Dalia necklaces, have one strand and measure 26 inches long.
Oya lace, which appears all over Anatolia in various forms and motifs is how Anatolia’s thousand and one species of plants and gaily colored flowers are reborn in the imagination and inner eye of its women. The history of this decorative edging known in Europe as ‘Turkish lace’ is thought to date back as far as the 8th century B.C. to the Phrygians of Anatolia.
You can learn more about Oya lace and its history in our blog post.