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First Love (Rose)

2021
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 60 cm

The Story of Rose Oil
In 1908, several years after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 to 1878, Bulgaria separated from the ottoman Empire and became an independent state. Turkish immigrants who left their homes in today’s Bulgaria and migrated to Anatolia cultivated oil roses that they had brought along with them, initially in Bursa (a city in northwestern Turkey) and Istanbul.
The second period of rose cultivation and rose distillation began in 1880; rose water and rose oil were first commercially produced in those regions in 1885.
Rose has long been used to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and grief. It is especially useful in helping people move through states of trauma, allowing them to open to and finally release from sadness.

Series
Scents Emotion
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