Karchaleh: A Century-Old Art in Iran

Karchaleh: A Century-Old Art in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - “Karchaleh” is the hand art of women in the beautiful village of Bala Jaddeh in Golestan Province, northern Iran. It is a traditional textile production that has been around for over a century.

There are several steps for weaving the “Karchaleh”, the most important of which is cross harnessing and the choice of yarn. Winding a warp is carried out with spindles and bobbins.

Wooden spindles are used to ease the process of winding a warp; a cylindrical wooden bobbin holds the yarn for an easy spin.

The reel of yarn is then passed through a heddle and combed before being placed in the work pit ready for weaving.

Tablecloths, napkins, towels, wrappers, bedspreads, and so forth are among the textiles woven with this traditional technique which has become more widespread as people come to the village to buy the products.

Source: Persia Digest

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