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Persian Termeh in Iran


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Termeh is a type of Iranian handwoven cloth, produced primarily in the Yazd.
Termeh is a hand-woven cloth of Iran, primarily produced in the Yazd province. Weaving Termeh requires good wool with tall fibers. Termeh is woven by an epert with the assistance of a worker called "Goushvareh-kesh". Weaving Termeh is a sensitive, careful, and time-consuming process; a good weaver can produce only 25 to 30 centimeters in a day. The background colors, which are used in Termeh, are jujube red, light red, green, orange and black. Termeh has been admired throughout history: Greek historians commented on the beauty of Persian weavings in the Achaemenian (532 BC), Ashkani (222 BC) and Sasanidae (226-641 AD) periods and the famous Chinese tourist Hoang Tesang admired Termeh.

After Islam's arrival in Iran, the Persian weaving arts were greatly developed, especially during the Safavie period (1502-1736 AD), during which time Zarbaf and Termeh weaving techniques were both significantly refined. Due to the difficulty of producing Termeh and the advent of mechanized weaving, few factories remain Iran that produce traditionally woven Termeh. Rezaei Termeh is the most famous of the remaining factories.

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