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Ghasemabad Global Village for Chador-Shab

Ghasemabad Village


Ghasem Abad is a beautiful village near Rudsar city, in the east of Gilan province, Iran. The Colorful clothes of women, happy local music, happy dance and the beauties of nature are the most Ghasem Abad tourist attractions. Chador-Shab or Lavan is a silk or cotton fabric traditionally woven by the hands of Ghasem Abad women. Older women and young girls use the traditional weaving machines to revive the heritage of their grandmothers. Considering the wide employment of women in Chador-Shab weaving craft, the high quality of the products and establishing several local centers dedicated to this handmade art. Ghasem Abad village was nationally inscribed as the village of Chador-Shab weaving in 2019. The Ghasem Abad village was inscribed on the list of UNESCO world cities and villages in January 2020 as the World Village of Chador-Shab Weaving. Currently more than 600 women in this village are occupied with this 2000-year-old art. Many centers are active in education, introduction and promotion of Chador-Shab weaving art. These centers include the Forum of Innovative Textile, Chador-Shab Weaving workshops, local shops and the Museum of Chador-Shab Weaving.

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Ghasem Abad Chador-Shab Weaving Workshop | Ghasem Abad Tourist Attractions

Weaving Workshop

Walking in the alleyways of the Ghasem Abad village, you will pass the doors of many Chador-shab workshops
Ghasem Abad Chador-Shab Pachal | Ghasem Abad Tourist Attractions

Chador-Shab Pachal

Pachal machine is a handmade loom for weaving chador-shab. the threads are rolled up and put in the pachal
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Woman Dress

Long skirts designed with colorful horizontal stripes, waist covering, top outfit, short dark vest, and a scarf
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Ghasem abadi Dance

Ghasem abadi dance, as the name suggests is popular among the people of Ghasem Abad in Gilan Province
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Handwoven Crafts

Previously chador-shab was used as waist wrap, handbag, bed cover, baby wrap. Nowadays, it is used as table cloth and cushion
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Waist Wrap

Gilani women wrap chador-shab around their waist while working in paddy fields to protect their waist from humid climate
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Local Market

Shopping different chador-shab handmade cloths, curtains, bed linens and table clothes from local market in Ghasem Abad
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Harvest Celebration

Rice farmers in Ghasem abad will show gratitude to the generosity of nature at harvest season during a festival
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