Qazvin handicrafts

What is Qazvin crafts?


Due to its geographic location, the city of Qazvin is one of the most important and beautiful cities in Iran and It has alot of handicrafts and soveniers. 

The two factors that have contributed to the development of the handicrafts of the city of Qazvin in the past are the long-term deployment of different ethnic groups in this region, but the current day of Qazvin handicrafts does not boom, there is not much to do with the same kind of entertainment as agriculture and dipping, including the calligraphy, painting and illustration, Working mirror, weaving, Jajim weaving, and Nam Nam duzi. These industries are Souvenirs in the city of Qazvin.

Weaving Gelim in Qazvin

Weaving Gelim in Gazvin is one of industries item that is produced by local people in Qazvin province. Gelim use as a downhill or a cover from wool, goat's hair, silk, or other animal wool. Traditional carpets are often used to cover walls, land, or bedspreads for animal carriers, but nowadays in urban buildings decorative items are used as a modern cover.

weaving Gelim in Qazvin province

Gelim has been washing with tea and walnut skin for more effect. against carpet, Gelim does not have a mapping on the contrary. The design of the carpet is based on the inside of the weaver's body, the size of which is not usually greater than 3 in 4 meters. Their measurements are based on the size of the nomadic tent that they have built. The cost of the wool varies according to its size and design. .
The Gelims that are woven in the Alamut area of Qazvin are highly valued and valuable because they are more interesting than others and other designs in comparison with other regions.

Mirror work

The mirror work is in fact a form of interior design of the building with a small mirror in the shape of a flower and a different geometric shapes. The mirror work of art in Iran is very old, in fact, it can be said that the first mirror to decorate the building of the court of Shah Tahmasb Safavid in the city of Qazvin has been used.
One of the best examples of mirror work exists in Golestan Palace mirror.

In Mirror work art, a mirror artist using glass and cutting it into different shapes of beautiful and brilliant buildings, due to the reflection of light in the contours of the mirror, a magnificent glow in the decorations of the building is created, as well as the durability and strength is a very suitable and beautiful cover for the decoration.
The art of mirror is one of the branches of decorative arts and Qazvin artists have a lot of work in this field. This art is a part of Iran natinal art and it is necessary to preserve it.

Mirror work in Qazvin

knitting Golabetun in Qazvin

The art of knitting Golabetun is another noble handicraft in the city of Qazvin. In the past years, according to tradition, part of girls' dowry has been decorated with Golabetun duzi like wallets, shoulder pads, makeup items, sewn clothing and embroidered clothes, embroidered scarves. For decorating cover of the cloth in Golabetun-duzi Instead of yarns, very small brass and perforated wires are used.
The knitted Golabetun has a lot of similarity to needlework.

The difference is that for decorating clothes in needlework yarns have been used. According to the report from105th B.C for the first time, Zardozi has come from China to Iran. However, according to the excavations carried out in Russian biosciences, in the third century BC, the production of Zaribaft and  gold knitting fabrics was widespread in Iran. The Iranians have knitted Grape leaves and Ivy with a special elegance on woolen fabrics.

what is Golabeton-duzi


weaving Jajim

Jajim is a thick woven fabric with low width. The colors used in Jajim are from herbal and traditional colors and typically in 6 to 8 colors.
The dating of textile in Iran is based on the discovered works in the suburbs of Mazandaran to six thousand and five hundred years BC. In Qazvin province, women artists in the provinces of Avirak, Ali Abad, Gazorkhan and bouin Zahra, Dansfahan, settle down to the Jajim fabric. Due to the shortage of materials, Cheaper and less interested in human being, this is a forgotten one.
The main materials for Jajim texture are spun wools that are used in Jajim taro woods. Sometimes they are made by weavers, and sometimes also by spinning factories. The Jajim clutter and cloth in most parts of Iran are similar to each other and its features are in the roles played on it.

Qazvin weaving Jajim

Knitting Sermeh

Sermeh-duzi is a kind of decorative sewing for about 2500-3000 years. The history of Sermeh-duzi in ancient times has not been given a definite date, but it is certain that the kind of attention of the Iranians to the dressing and dressing of Sermeh and trophies and the decorations of the flies forced them to The production of this type of yarn was decorated. In the early days of the emergence of art, Sermeh-duzi all of its materials was made from gold and silver.

In the past, Sermeh-duzi is used to decorate the collar, clothing, luxurious blue curtains, sleeves, skirts, bedspreads. Nowadays, its use has been expanded and added to its decorative aspects.
Today, the use of Sermeh-duzi has grown significantly, and has resulted in most decorations.
Ghazvin Nam-Nam-duzi is another type of sewing done in Qazvin, and its another name is Malile-duzi, in which they use goggles of metal.

Qazvin knitting Sermeh


Weaving night tent in Qazvin

In many parts of Iran, especially in the villeges, there is a night-tent weaving. In Qazvin province, this beautiful hand-woven design of items such as curtains, couches, bed sheets, lampshades, tablecloths, cushions, etc. is performed by the artists of Qazvin. . All of them are famous as Qazvin souveniers.
The design on a tent is different in different applications.

In this way that some of the tents in different colors and geometric patterns are produced in small baskets of different taste and style, some of them are in the form of blue and white bangs, which are indigo and are used as table cloth. Some other colors are simple and made of one color, The cream color is wool and use for the curtain and the dark blue color is used for the texture of the cloth.

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