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Khorasan Handicrafts | Khorasan has diverse and colorful handicrafts. These handicrafts are rooted in enriched Iranian culture. This handicraft are crafted in a delicate and precise manner. In this article, we will introduce some of these beautiful handicrafts.
Turquoise cutting and grinding
Turquoise is a type of gemstones used in jewelries. This handicraft has been widely used from past until now. Artists in this province, shape turquoise in various ways with special tools. Turquoise cutting and grinding is specific to Neishapur (a city in Khorasan).
Black tent weaving
Black tent is a type of handmade texture made of goat’s hair. This handicraft is used as ceiling and wall of nomadic tents. It is made on a board with specific length and width. Black tent is common among nomads and villagers of this province. Black tent is woven in various designs and sizes.
Barak is a type of texture made of goat or camel fur. This handicraft is one of the oldest handicraft of Khorasan, dates back to Seljuk era. It is used in cold seasons, because it is warm, durable and resistant.
Palas is a type of coarse texture made of goat’s hair. It is used as ground cloth, blanket, decorative items, etc. It has stripped colors and plain texture.
Products woven from twig
Twig is narrow and thin branches of trees. To weave twig products, twigs are soaked in water. Products made of twig in Khorasan are as following: colander, basket, dish and decorative items. The only tool used in weaving twig products, is knife.
In this province, traditional towels are woven by special machines. These towels are made of cotton and wool. This handicraft is regarded as one of the oldest handicrafts of Khorasan.
There is a type of basket weaving in Khorasan called “Pakhal weaving” in local language. Raw material of Pakhal is stem of wheat. It is woven in special way. Pakhal is decorated with colorful yarns. It has different patterns and designs.
It is an art of sewing various patterns on fabric. Raw materials of Ruduzi are woolen/cotton fabric, cotton threads and decorative items. Fabrics made of traditional Ruduzi are used in clothe, tablecloth, prayer’s rug, cushion, etc.