Category Archives: Shirazi

Indian embroidery example

This is an example from Dr. Shirazi’s collection. I am not sure where in India this is from. Perhaps some of my readers might know? Somebody tell me about it! This is just spectacular. Below you can see one of … Continue reading

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Bedouin Wedding Veil

This cross-stitched face veil is for a bride from a Bedouin tribe in Jordan (red is the color of brides!). The shiny coins are for reflecting the evil eye away. You can see Dr. Shirazi modeling it in this article … Continue reading

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Silver Yemenite Jewish Accessories

So, continuing from the last post about Yemenite Jewish goldwork, these silver accessories are worn over the face. The strap at the top is for the forehead, and the lower piece hangs under the eyes, over the nose and mouth. … Continue reading

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Goldwork Veil

This gorgeous veil is from the Yemeni Jewish community! Yemeni Jewish women wear it for special occasions, like weddings. Lucky them! The wide band at one end goes at the forehead and the rest of the goldwork hangs over the … Continue reading

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Circular pateh embroidery motif

I posted about Iranian pateh embroidery twice before (Cypress tree in Iranian embroidery, Iranian pateh embroidery), but there is one more example in Dr. Shirazi’s collection. It’s a great example of a simple overall design that looks very intricate because … Continue reading

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More Palestinian Cross-stitch

Here is another Palestinian cross stitch piece from Dr. Shirazi’s collection. I absolutely love the warm colors and the geometric motifs. The stitches are tiny and careful. The stitcher used the variegated thread to great effect. A lot of these … Continue reading

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Shisha mirror embroidery

This embroidery from India features a number of mirrors embroidered into the design. I don’t have much information on it – perhaps if you know something about it you could leave a comment? It’s another piece from Dr. Shirazi’s personal … Continue reading

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