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Kerman

  • Famous for: Kerman is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage
  • Good for people with the personality of: History lover and those who are interested in local cultures
  • Climate: Desert climate
  • Ethnic groups: Fars, Balouch, Kord, Lor, Arab
  • Language/Dialect: Farsi with Kermani accent
  • population: 738,374
  • Famous dishes:  Bozghorme, Motenajbe Abgoosht, Alooche Kermani Stew, Ash Sholi or Amaj, Ash Reshte
  • Music: Kerman local music
  • Handicrafts: Patteh, carpets, rugs, Jajeems, Kilims (a coarse carpet), and other hand-woven articles
  • How many days to stay: 2-3 day 
  • How to get there: Taxi about 900 km from Tehran, Flight( 1 hour 30 min from Tehran), Kerman train station
  • Places to see/activities to do: Kaluts / Lut Desert, Ganjali Khan Complex, Jabalieh, Fath Abad garden, Shazdeh Garden, Rayen Castle, Arg-e Bam, Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, Rocky Village of Meymand, Fathabad Garden
  • Suggested Tours/local guides: Shahdad desert trekking
  • Suggested Hotels/hostels/lodges/eco-lodges: Kashkiloo ecolodge, Meymand guesthouse, Khorram hostel

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]

Source: http://irannewsdaily.com/