About Termeh: Termeh is a hand-woven fabric traditionally produced in Iran as an original Persian Handicraft, Although Termeh has been produced in the Yazd and Kerman provinces of Iran for thousands of years, despite its quality and beauty Termeh is lesser known compared to Kashmir (Cashmere).
Termeh is woven by an expert (the Ostad or Master) with assistance of a worker called "Goushvareh-kesh". The material used in Termeh Irani is usually high quality wool or silk with tall fibers. Weaving Termeh is a sensitive, careful, and time-consuming process which requires lots of patience; an average Termeh weaver can produce only 25 to 30 centimeters per day. The background colors which are used in Termeh are All shades of Persian Red, jujube red, light red, Persian Green, Persian Blue, orange and black. Termeh has been admired throughout history: Greek historians commented on the beauty of Persian weavings in the Achaemenid (550–330 BC) and Sassanid (224-651 A.D.) periods and Chinese travellers acquired Termeh weaving techniques. Termeh has long had a reputation off superior quality and workmanship and along other valuable items, Termh products were traded throughout the Aryan trade regions, which is known as the Silk Road. Marco Polo recounts a special fabric known as Yazdi in his memoires in 1272.
After Islam's arrival in Iran, the Persian weaving arts were greatly developed, especially during the Safavid period (1501-1736 A.D.) when Zarbaf yarns were introduced. Zarbaf or Zarbaft (Persian Zar: Gold, Baf: Woven) is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. Especially during the reign of Shah Abbas the Great (1571 –1629), the art of weaving was highly developed across Persia; thus Termeh weaving techniques were significantly refined. Due to the difficulty of producing Termeh and the advent of mechanized weaving, there are few remaining factories in Iran that produce traditionally woven Termeh.
Good quality traditional Termeh products are part of a family's heirloom which can be viewed as a Termeh Fashion that has never been outdated. Termeh items are very diverse ranging from table-sets, Termeh Shawls, Termeh bed-sets, Termeh Boxes, Termeh-wear, etc. (Wikipedia) - Termeh This article is about the type of textile. For the location in Turkey, see Terme.
Termeh (Persian: ترمه) is a handwoven cloth of Iran, primarily produced in the Yazd province.A sample of Iranian Termeh
Weaving Termeh requires a good wool with tall fibers. Termeh is woven by an expert 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 B.C.), Ashkani (222 B.C.) and Sasanidae (226-641 A.D.) 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 Safavid period (1502-1736 A.D.), 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 in Iran that produce traditionally woven Termeh. Rezaei Termeh is the most famous of the remaining factories.
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