We are able to trace the origins of embroidery to 5th-3rd century BC. Ancient Greeks, Chinese, Romans, and many other empires used embroidery to adorn almost everything they used. For centuries Turkish women adorned kerchiefs (scarves), clothes, household items and their animals with the art of OYA. Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embroidery.
My paternal grandmother tatted lace with very thin crochet needles and made OYA. She was rather good at it, so were her girls my four girls, my aunts. They were from Kayseri known for it's people's abilities in being able to sell anything, it's pastrami, the Gesi Vineyards where my grandfather's family was from and there were songs about this little village. The volcanic Erciyes mountain stood guard where the entire city and beyond could see. The Kayseri kashkaval cheese is world famous and the women created beautiful emroideries and lace.
We decided to share some OYA with you. We have "Needle Oya" which is made with a sewing needle. We also have "Tig Oya, that is made with a thin crochet needle. We also created some jewelry with the Oyas we have. In addition we would love to offer you OYA Strings that can be used to adorn your hair, neck, wrists, ankles or waists. You can also incorporate them to your purses, homes and where ever else you choose.
As some of you know our logo is a daisy with an evil-eye bead in the center. We have commissioned women in Turkey to produce them for us and they did with much success. We are also honoured to offer them for your pleasure to use in any capacity you choose.
ENJOY THEM, WE ARE.
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