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Turkish Veil

©2006 by Cynthia Rutledge

Turkish Veil ©2006 by Cynthia RutledgeThe Country of Turkey has a very long, colorful, and adventurous history! Being the original cradle of some of the world’s major religions, Turkey is also justifiably famous for it’s carpets, gold jewelry, spices, silks, embroidery, miniature paintings, and calligraphy, as well as many other things.

The modernization of Turkey began in the 1920’s, when, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, many reforms were made. Atatürk set into motion reforms that have allowed social, religious, political, and cultural changes to take place, which have made it possible for Turkey to evolve into one of the most progressive and modern Countries in Eurasia!

Turkish Veil ©2006 by Cynthia RutledgeAmong Turkey’s many wonders, are the myriad lovely Mosques that can be seen all over the country. Many of these Mosques have been built in a style, which includes manifestations of a wonderful latticework covering their windows and doors.

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“Turkish Veil”, with its lovely variation on Netting, Right-Angle Weave and Chevron Stitch, resembles this wonderful latticework! Also, under Attatürk, women were no longer required to wear veils over their faces. “Turkish Veil” represents both the old, and the new parts of Turkey. Its delicate open netting, with floral and tassel-like embellishments illustrate the best of both worlds.

Techniques Used: A variation stitch called “Lattice Weave”, Herringbone, Peyote Stitch and fringe techniques.

Photo Note: The photo above at top is my friend Christina at the Beads On The Vine Retreat in 2007 modeling the Turkish Veil. The photo was taken by Scott Potter.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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