Zilu is a very beautiful and yet simple and humble hand weave, and it can be said that it is this characteristic that has made it an original and traditional art of people who inhabit borders of the desert of Iran. Zilu Bafi of Meybod, in the province of Yazd, is quietly known in all over Iran. This...
The Kurd people who inhabit northern regions of North Khorasan makes versatile products such as Carpets, Kilims and Jajims with elegant and original designs which have roots in their traditions and religious beliefs. Amongst the weaves of North Khorasan, “Sofreh” or blankets are regarded highly. The...
One of the oldest handicrafts of Iran are Kilims and historical documents prove that they go back to more than five thousand years ago. Kilims are originally flat weaves that are made without using knots, but according to the Dehkhoda word encyclopedia it is also used as clothing. Kilims have mostly...
Rashti Duzi is the traditional crocheting and sewing of Rasht, and is considered as one of the richest and most beautiful handicrafts of Iran. Like many other handicrafts it has a very long history. The specialists know it to go back to 550 to 330 B.C. This crocheting is done by the use of a type of...
Zonouz is one of the counties of East Azerbaijan province, near the county of Marand. There is a Kaolin mine near this region that has provided the possibility of pottery making in Zonouz which has economic importance, too. At the time when Kaolin pottery was rare and the technology of making these...
The products of Hormozgan handicrafts are mostly created for local purposes. Khos Duzi, a kind of embroidery, is one of them. Khos Duzi consists of sewing thin strips of Khos or Naqdeh on fine and delicate lace fabrics. The strips are arranged to make geometric, cursive, arabesque, “Danehee” and “Kh...
Khameh Duzi is a subcategory of traditional embroidery of Iran. This craft is common in Sistan and Baluchestan province, in the city of Zabol. The word “Khameh”, which has roots in the word kham with the meaning of raw, refers to the fact that raw and not dyed silk yarns are used to make embroiderie...
According to the specialists, pottery of Sistan and Baluchestan traces back to many thousand years ago. Three villages of Kalpurgan, Kuhmitag and Hulanchgan are the most important centers of pottery in this province. Amongst them, Kalpurgan is more famous and original than the others and is known wi...
Baluchestan embroideries are the most exquisite samples of handicrafts in Iran. These needleworks are locally called “Suchan Duzi”. There are many documents that prove this embroidery existed from the early years of Islamic era in this tribe and flourished during the Timurid and Safavid dynasty. Suc...
Kurdistan province is one of the centers that has heavily influenced the handicraft of carpets in Iran. Kurdistan carpets are also known as “Namir” carpets which means that they do not perish. There are almost no other techniques that differ from each other like the three styles of Kurdistan carpets...