From Ottoman Fashion to Turkish Folk Art

Fotos: Gérard J. Maizou

Thursday, 10 February 2011 - 7:00pm


Main Building, Lecture Hall M 014
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

0049-[0]861/696 56

Free admission

Gérard J. Maizou, Journalist and Photographer, Eichenau
Dr. Kathrin Müller, Orientalist, Eichenau

A hundred years ago, wearing Oya [needle lace] was highly fashionable throughout the Ottoman Empire. Today, making oya remains a popular folk art in Turkey.

Oya arose in the early 19th century, displaying colourful blossoms in fine needle lace. This technique quickly spread across the whole Ottoman Empire and served as ornamentation for different textiles. Today, Oya is associated with folk religion and ancient myths. Oya is worn everywhere and can be bought in bazaars and even on the internet. This lecture is an introduction to the Oya exhibition in the State Museum of Ethnology Munich [April 2011 until March 2012].

Organisers: Society of Friends of Islamic Art and Culture, German-Turkish Society of Bavaria in Munich