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Sermeh-Douzi: Neglected Persian handicraft

Sermeh-Douzi is a traditional Iranian style of embroidery, which is estimated to date back to the Achaemenid era.

Sermeh-Douzi is a traditional Iranian style of embroidery, which is estimated to date back to the Achaemenid era. 

This forgotten field of hand-woven textile was one of the main crafts in Golbahar County of the northeastern Iranian Khorasan Razavi Province for years, but it had been fallen into oblivion.

However, Sermeh-Douzi has been revived recently by an indigenous artisan who established a workshop dedicated to the field.

Gold and silver threads are utilized to make decorating patterns of Sermeh on the surface of the fabric, mainly Termeh, which is a type of expensive Iranian hand-woven cloth.   

In fact, the combination of Termeh and gold and silver threads constitutes Sermeh-Douzi, which is widely considered a luxury handicraft product by Iranians.

Samples of Sermeh-Douzi can be seen on table cloths, flags, embroidered clothing, religious objects, and many household items.

Nowadays, threads made of cheaper metals and alloys like yarns have replaced gold and silver to make it more affordable for people of all walks of life.

The art is mostly practiced in the Iranian cities of Isfahan, Kashan, Yazd, and Qazvin.

More Persian handicrafts:

Papier-mache and lacquer work

Kapu weaving of Khuzestan

Pan-Bafi

Kiseh-Bafi

Darayi-Bafi

Aba-Bafi

Khorjin-Bafi

Chigh-Bafi

Sermeh-Douzi

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