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Zeynep Kariparduc & Emerald Hills Institute

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Canopy B

The Emerald Hills Institute’s mission is to develop positive connections within and between the Turkish community and other Utahns. In Turkey it is customary for women to create a dowry of handmade textiles for their daughters’ wedding while teaching handwork skills such as embroidery and jewelry making to their daughters. Oya headscarves are deeply-rooted in traditional Turkish culture. New brides and young women traditionally conveyed their expectations, their good tidings, their happiness and unhappiness, and their marital status to those around them through the oya they wore.