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.