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Termeh - Persian Luxurious Fabric

Persian Termeh Tablecloth | Persian Luxurious Fabric
Persian Termeh Tablecloth
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Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Pillow Cover Code40-7-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Pillow Cover
Code 40-7-0 Salar Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Tablecloth Code5-2-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Tablecloth
Code 5-2-0 Afshar Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Bedspread Code3-10-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Bedspread
Code 3-10-0 Afshar Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Tablecloth Code5-2-2

Persian Termeh

Iranian Tablecloth
Code 5-2-2 Afshar Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Bag Code43-7-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Bag
Code 43-7-0 Leather Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Shoes Code44-5-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Shoes
Code 44-5-0 Salar Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Tablecloth Code369-5-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Tablecloth
Code 369-5-0 Khorshid Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Tablecloth Code16-2-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Tablecloth
Code 16-2-0 Sepanta Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Bedspread Code2-3-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Bedspread
Code 2-3-0 Padide Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Bedspread Code1-2-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Bedspread
Code 1-2-0 Emperator Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Prayer Mat Code8-2-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Prayer Mat
Code 8-2-0 Shah-abbasi Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Bedspread Code1-10-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Bedspread
Code 1-10-0 Emperator Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Tablecloth Code369-2-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Tablecloth
Code 369-2-0 Khorshid Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Table-Runner Code34-2-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Table-Runner
Code 34-2-0 Salar Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Pillow Cover Code41-5-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Pillow Cover
Code 41-5-0 Shah-abbasi Design

Yazd Termeh | Persian Fabric | Persian Termeh Prayer Mat Code7-11-0

Persian Termeh

Iranian Prayer Mat
Code 7-11-0 Salar Design

Luxurious Fabric

What is Termeh? Persian Termeh Fabric is a type of Iranian handwoven fabric, produced primarily in the Yazd and Isfahan province of Iran. It is woven with silk, wool and sometimes with gold and silver. Termeh has a lot of variety in terms of color and design, it also follows a certain pattern. Some of the common motifs are the cypress tree, birds, fish, and geometric shapes. Weaving Termeh is not an easy job. On traditional machines, weaving this fine Iranian handicraft fabric can take a long time and needs dexterous hands and much precision. Using traditional machines about 20 to 25 centimeters of termeh fabric can be woven per day.

Termeh Tablecloth

Termeh had a variety of uses in the past, including making fine clothes for courtiers and noble men and women, curtains, praying rugs, wedding gifts, and so on. Today, Termeh is mainly used for decoration and in making various items such as cushion covers, mats, curtains, scarves, garments, bed sheets, quilt covers, pillow cover, persian termeh tablecloths, persian termeh runner, round persian tablecloth, waist bands, robes, bags and shoes. Termeh was used mostly by kings and nobles but today it is used mostly by the middle and upper class. It is usually presented as a gift for weddings, formal and family ceremonies.

Termeh Quality

The quality and value of Termeh depends on the intricacy and aesthetic features of design, diversity of colors, density of texture and the material used. The greater the number of colors, the greater the value. Elaborate Termeh designs can incorporate up to 200-300 different colored threads. The silk percentage, unique patterns, and famous brands are also crucial elements in value identification. The number of layers in the fabric and the type of embroidery on it also adds to the value of Termeh. Uniform and steady colors, authentic and traditional patterns, fine linen wool and natural silk with yarn are also important.

Termeh History

Termeh is a nice cloth which is woven since Safavi era in Iran and now Yazd province is the main center of producing it. There is an argument between researchers about its origin. Some of them believe that Termeh has been made in Kashmir and then brought to Iran. Others say that Iranian have been the innovator of weaving Termeh and this material has been taken in to concentration like other handicrafts in other parts of the world. For more than 400 years, Termeh has been the most sumptuous Iranian handwoven cloth. This luxurious fabric was woven by natural silk and wool fiber. It was traded throughout the Aryan trade regions, where now we know as the Silk Roads. Today silk Termeh with different colors can be found in Yazd Province, in this region Termeh weaving is the oldest art works. Nowadays Termeh is used for the tablecloth and cushion covers.

Termeh Price

Termeh's price is depended on the following:
❏ The quality of the fibre and thread.
❏ The number of coloured threads. The greater the number of colors, the greater the value.
❏ The incorporation of gold and silver dramatically increases the value.
❏ The more the number of layers that constitute the fabric, the greater the value.
❏ The addition of a border and wider borders.
❏ Fine woven designs usually add more value than embroidered designs. Intricately embroidered designs called sermeh doozi. Printed designs add the least value.
❏ The uniqueness of the design increases the value.
❏ Lining the fabric; Lining normally adds to the value.
❏ The silk percentage, unique patterns, and famous brands are crucial elements in value identification.

Keeping Termeh

❏ To wash Termeh preferably use laundry. For washing it by hands, use lukewarm water and liquid soap.
❏ After drying, iron off the possible wrinkles.
❏ Do not use a washing machine at all.
❏ The high temperature of the water and chemicals in the detergent can be harmful; therefore, the best way to cleaning Termeh is dry-cleaning.
❏ Do not expose Termeh to moisture or light since it leads to the withering and feebleness of the cloth.
❏ Willow and moth are the primary enemies of this kind of cloth and you can protect it against them with the use of naphthalene or other insecticides.
❏ If you want use Termeh as a table-cloth or bed-cover, make sure that its bottom has lining on it.
❏ Keep Termeh in dry and dark places. Silk is highly sensitive to light and could be affected massively, resulting in discolored and faded areas.

Termeh Yazd

A lot of colorful Termeh products are everywhere in the bazaar of Yazd city. Located between Khan mosque and Khan school, Yazd Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest and most interesting sites in Yazd city center.

Colorful Termeh

The natural colors are used to weave Termeh. Red, green, orange and black are among the most used colors. However, red and its different shades are the most common background colors in producing Termeh.

Termeh & Silk Road

Among Termehs produced in Iran, Yazdi and Kermani are the most famous ones. Marco Polo, traveling the Silk Road, mentioned this product as a great silk tissue which merchants carry into many quarters.

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