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Pateh (Needlework) in Kerman

Kermani women use colorful threads on a wide piece of cloth, which they call “Ariz (meaning “wide” in Persian)” to make this scarf which is then decorated with very beautiful designs.

Pateh Kerman Tree, aigrette, pine, peacock, cypress, and armband are major patterns which are used to weave patehs. Pateh is woven in various types and sizes, including a size suitable to be used by brides to put their things in it. Some of them are big enough to be spread at tables, to decorate them.

Pateh is a kind of Iranian needle-works. Color and weven strings are sewed in the wide cloth are Shawl in the designs of Bute, Sarv and Toranj which created beautiful designs that are the result of endeavor of hard-working girls and woman of Kerman.

Pateh consists of two parts; the background of the Shawl named Ariz and the colorful and wooly spinners that called Pateh. Both cloth and spinner are wooden and provided in different colors. Pateh is made only in Kerman moreover; sewing Pateh is current in all township and villages around Kerman province particularly in Sirjan and Rafsanjan.

These designers have root in the Iranian culture and civilization. One of the most beautiful “Patehs” which has a unique sewin is the cover of the renowned Iranian mystic and poet, Shah Nematollah Vali tomb in Kerman’s town of Mahan. It has been sewed in 1285 Ah. It is the result of two year enduring work of sixteen woman of Kerman on a cloth at 355cm in length and 210cm in width. Of course there are other samples of this art throughout Kerman. [1]

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Mamghani Needlework (East Azerbaijan province)

The most important handicraft artwork in East Azerbaijan province is needlework. This particular artwork which is popular among girls and housewives has a very old history. In the past, a kind of popular hat was the dominant work for local consumption. But other than hats, they weave table cloths, under glasses, seat belts, shoes, vests and so on. The patterns and designs of the needlework are basically inspired by personal thinking and the surrounding or nature. These artworks are mostly geometric, flowers and moot plants. The basic materials include black satin fabric, metal acetate and rayon which are divided into three types: 1- Thin: three layers convoluted acetate sextuple, 2- Average: Fifteen layers convoluted acetate. 3- Big: Thirty layers convoluted acetate. The work process includes: to provide this three different pes of acetates fabrics and weaving of them, different types of weaves such as “Zangireh doozi, dandan mooshi, dookhte bast’ and so on. The sewing includes two stages: First selection of the fabric for the purse of weaves, hank and sewing of the threads, second: the weaving of the decorating patterns and designs.[1]

 

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Needlework (Souzan Douzi) in Sistan and Baluchestan

Needlework (Souzan Douzi) is an Iranian handicraft artwork that is very common among the women of Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran.

It is the art of drawing images on plain fabrics by sewing delicate stitches using a needle and colorful yarns.

 

 

Source: http://ifpnews.com