Termeh quilted Textile

quilted Textile

What is Termeh quilted Textile?

Termeh quilted Textile , as the most beautiful Iranian handwoven cloth, has for centuries manifested the artistic essence of the Iranian culture in clothing and décor.

The handicraft, which is woven with silk and wool and sometimes with gold and silver, is mainly used for decorative purposes in essential ceremonies and in making various items such as table-cloths, bed sheets, scarves, cushion covers, curtains, garments, waistbands, robes, royal headdress, and even bags and shoes.

The production of the luxurious fabric originates from Iran and Kashmir region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. The artwork reached its zenith with more elaborate designs and several colors during the Safavid dynasty in Iran in late 16th century after Shah Abbas brought senior expert weavers from China and Armenia to use their experience in enhancing the quality of the artwork.

Weaving Tehrmeh is a highly complicated task as the design is not printed on the cloth. The plan, however, is made through the arrangement of different colors of weft threads on warp yarns. The task requires a Termeh art expert to work on the weaving machine, while one or more assistants, called Gushvarehband, arranging the colors of the weft threads.

It usually takes eight hours of intensive work on a traditional wooden Termeh machine to produce 20-25 cm of the handicraft. The quality and value of Termeh depend on the intricacy and aesthetic features of the design, diversity of colors, density of texture and the material used.

What is the use of Terme?

  • Tablecloth
  • Bed sheet
  • Cushion
  • Tie / Bow Tie
  • Hand Bag / Shopping Bag
  • Shoes
  • tableau termeh fabric
terme Tie made of Persian Terme
terme Tie

The colors of Termeh quilted Textile

The color of Iranian termeh usually made from natural plants. This color may be obtained from the roots, trunk, leaves, flower, fruit or skin of plants. Because it is complicated to maintain wool fabrics, and they are damaged due to moisture and moth, little information is left of their color. The most common background colors for a Termeh are the different shades of red, turquoise, green, orange and black. The higher the number of colors, the greater the value. Elaborate Termeh designs can incorporate up to 200-300 different colored threads.

Termeh quilted Textile table cloth
Termeh quilted Textile table cloth

Designs of Persian Termeh quilted Textile

Termeh as a valuable textile has many different usages. So it is woven on different sizes and shapes such as 150*150 or 100*100 centimeters for tablecloth and wrapper.

1 – a Checked pattern which is like bee’s hive and is used for a tablecloth.
2 – a Stripped pattern which is of two models: narrow and wide stripped.
3 – Atabaki pattern which was one of the Kashmiri’s termeh used for expensive fabric because it was a finely woven termeh. Usually, nobles and aristocrats used it as costly and beautiful cloth.

4 – Zomorrodi pattern in which the green color was used more than the others.
5- Kashmiri pattern (cashmere) in which the shape of deer’s horn was used for its design.

Symbol of Termeh quilted Textile

The dominant symbol used in the design of Termeh is the botanical motif of Aryan Botteh (Paisley) which represents Cypress and tree of life in Zoroastrian folkloric tradition. In the ancient Iranian culture, cypress is regarded as the symbol of resistance, liberty, fire, and spirituality.

Other motifs used in Termeh design include clove, birds, fish and geometric shapes such as circles and squares.

Termeh quilted Textile is a very durable cloth in which solid colors are used so it can be washed and dried quickly. Nowadays termeh is mostly used for the collectible tablecloth and also for cushion covers. These tablecloths are usually decorated with elaborative Persian embroidery called Sermeh Doozi.

The last and the most critical factor is either the termeh is plain or if it has embroidery. Nowadays most of the Persian termeh are elaboratively embroidered using a technique that is called “Sermeh Doozi.” This is an embroidery technique that was used in ancient Persia and has been taught from one generation to the next.

What is Sermeh Doozi?

Sermeh doozy is prominent needlework used in ancient Persia. It is an embossed technique used on expensive pieces of fabric and clothing ever since. The artist uses a threaded needle and passes it through small delicate pieces of gold embroidery tube (Sermeh) and sews and secures it to the fabric.

The designer usually uses pearls and beads too to make the design more glamorous and also outstanding. This sort of embossed work is truly exceptional and one of a kind.

sermeh doozi persian art
          Sermeh Doozi Persian Art

Pricing of Persian Termeh:

While buying termeh, you have to be careful about what are you paying for. Usually, termeh is an expensive piece. Shopping for termeh have these factors in mind.

1- Pieces with lining are priced higher than pieces without lining.
2- Trim frequently as the trim used becomes broader and more expensive the part is rated higher.
3- The number of colors used is a significant factor representing how much labor was used for a piece as the number of colors increases the piece is priced dramatically higher.

Any termeh with gold or silver fibers is priced dramatically higher than pieces without. The uniqueness and the designer’s attention to details is an essential factor that should be considered.

Where to Buy Termeh?

Armita Handicrafts gives you beautiful Termeh Tablecloths quilted Textile , Made from rayon & cotton in Yazd and Isfahan with colorful Persian traditional designs.

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