Iranian Pateh Embroidery

Today I present another example of pateh embroidery from Dr. Shirazi’s collection. I believe pateh is from the Kerman province of Iran.

Here are some details of the stitching. I love the way the background fabric is allowed to show through.

Finally, check out the back of the work.

This is one of a special series of posts based on the embroidery collection of Dr. Faegheh Shirazi, from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research is on “textiles, dress, gender identity discourse, and material culture in the Middle East; the meanings of veiling; rituals and rites of passage as they relate to material culture.” Over the years she has collected a number of examples of embroidery from around the world, and has very kindly allowed me to photograph them for my blog.

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9 Responses to Iranian Pateh Embroidery

  1. Linda says:

    Beautiful work.

  2. Anita says:

    Beautiful!Thanks for sharing.In India there is a form of embroidery called ahir,and this Iranian embroidery looks somewhat similar.

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  4. Nikki Pacheco Theard says:

    These Iranian textiles are so lovely, we are grateful that you’ve been able to share this rich tradition with your readers.

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  6. morteza says:

    im from kerman and like this

  7. Shahrzad Mazaheri says:

    Are you Iranian?!! I am! I am attending a traditional embroidery class and now I am working on the exact same pattern of Pateh!

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