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Hand Crafts in North Cyprus

The hand crafts of North Cyprus show the country’s heritage and culture. One of their handicrafts, the Yemeni is their traditional head scarf which is often worn by Cypriot women as a symbol of richness. It is made of cotton thread and delicately decorated with floral design.

The lace-work of Lefkara is another proud handicraft from Cyprus. It is made of linen and stretched on a pillow. It varies in shapes and cutting techniques used to decorate the final hand craft. After the designs are completed, an arch is sewn. Today, the lace-work of Lefkara is one of the hot buys for tourists. Other handicrafts that North Cyprus offers include hesap works, silk works, and plant knitting.


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