Getting to know the forgotten handicrafts of Iran

Iran is the cradle of arts and artists and has many handicrafts. Since the past, artists have taken up various arts of pottery, carpet weaving, mat weaving, etc. But it is a pity that some handicrafts are being forgotten. In many cities of Iran, there have been professions and arts that have lost their place. So, you can’t find them in an art shop in Canada too.

These arts have disappeared or are becoming obsolete due to reasons such as being time-consuming, difficult, etc. In the following, we will get to know the arts that have been in Iran for a long time and take a look at their history and market.

Mashu Bafi; An example of special and forgotten handicrafts

Masho weaving is a special art that emerged in Qeshm Island. This traditional art was formed to weave woolen abayas. In the past, Sarbans practiced this art. Unfortunately, we have to say that the last weaver of Mashu products passed away about 20 years ago and this art has failed.

Mazandaran weaving artist

Among the special forgotten arts of Mazandaran, we can mention the art of weaving. In this field of art, products such as underlays and baskets are produced using car plants such as Gale, Wash, Varan, Sazir, etc.

Chain weaving Khorasan

Khorasan traditional chain weaving has a special method and is an art that requires a lot of effort. Due to the difficulty and painstaking nature of this art, this art is considered one of the forgotten arts. It should be mentioned that arts such as Jajim weaving, poetry weaving, changari and giwe dozi are among the other forgotten arts of Khorasan region.

Diba Bafi

The city of Shushtar is famous for performing Diba Bafi art. This beautiful texture is a traditional texture of Shushtar city. Some historians have even said that the previous curtain of the Kaaba was the result of the weaving art of Shushtar city. Diba woven fabric is a type of Alvan and gold woven silk fabric with green and purple colors.

Dibai Shush has been one of the best arts that has attracted the attention of Iranian rulers and caliphs. When the Mongols invaded Iran, that is, in the 7th and 8th centuries of Hijri, this art declined.

Namdmali Hamedan

Nademali art is one of the handicrafts that was popular in Hamadan city, it is one of the forgotten arts. Felt products are not formed by weaving felt. In Namdmali, woolen fibers are interwoven using hot water, pressure and air humidity. If we want to tell the history of this art, we should refer to the past years when the residents of Shond Rosen village started it.

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