Termeh is originally known as a sort of hand woven colorful textile with special patterns mainly Persian Paisley which was originated in Yazd. Traditionally, the cloth was hand-woven using natural silk and wool fibre.Weaving Termeh is a sensitive, careful and time consuming work that a good weaver could produce only 25-30 centimeters in a day.
Although nowadays they are not 100% hand made, a good quality Termeh can be woven maximum of 100cm a day and since there are only a few machines for weaving Termeh, it is still an exclusive and costly motif. In Yazd which is the main city for Termeh there are only 50 weaving machines.These days the material used for weaving Termeh is Rayon (artificial silk). The background colors which are usually jujube red, light red, green, orange and black.Termeh can take the form of fabric, sheets, panels and other shapes and can be used to make table cloth, bag, scarf, belt, pillow case, cushion, etc.
Good quality traditional Termeh is part of a family's heirloom in much the same way as are Kashmiri scarves. They are often an article used in Iranian weddings as a floor spread sheet. Gold and silver threads may be incorporated either into the weave, as part of an embroidered pattern or as a border.In the past, king and riches used brocade Termeh textiles for weaving costly dresses. Also, termeh textile has been gifted as a valuable present from bride family since ancient times.Nowadays Termeh can be used to make pillow, tablecloth, bag, belt, coverlet, tie, etc
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