Turkish domesticity is often associated with lace doilies. While this decoration practice is diminishing, it can still be encountered in a large number of Turkish Dutch houses in the Netherlands. However, Turkish lace appears in avariety of other settings in the Netherlands as well, such as shops and exhibition spaces. In these diverse settings a wide variety of actors give it meaning. While notions of modernity, tradition and authenticity are present in all settings, they are understood in conflicting ways. Non-Turkish actors, handling this lace, co-define it, as well as a broader concept of Turkishness.
How to Cite
van der Horst, H., (2007) “TURKISH LACE”, Ethnologia Europaea 36(1), 35-45. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1001
- This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.