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In Turkey, shoes in the house are generally not allowed. Before entering someone’s home, you take you shoes off outside and then are given a pair of slippers upon entering.

Patik, Turkish slippers are a traditional item women crochet in Turkey. However, this is not the typical type of slipper you should expect upon entering one’s home.

 

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Umut’s mother presented me with a beautiful handmade pair of patik she crocheted!
(Without even knowing my love of roses!)