Work by Iman Tash, Amir sharif
Film Time : 43 Min
About Film
Iranians enjoy a global reputation in carpet weaving, and the QASHQAI NOMAD of Fars, located in the south-west of Iran, are among the most prominent. Wool for the carpets is harvested by local men in spring or autumn. The men then construct the carpet loom - a horizontal frame placed on the ground - while the women convert the wool into yarn on spinning wheels. The colors used are mainly natural: reds, blues, browns and whites produced from dyestuffs including madder, indigo, lettuce leaf, walnut skin, cherry stem and pomegranate skin.

Skills and techniques of carpet weaving inQashqai Nomad

The purpose of making this research documentary, in short, is to help raise awareness about the importance of intangible cultural heritage and promote dialogue between cultures that have traditions and skills related to nature and the cosmos, and in this way respect cultural diversity and human creativity. The traditional skills of carpet weaving are passed down from generation to generation as a cultural manifestation of the characteristics of the nomadic communities of the Fars region, which they recognize as a symbol of their identity. They bring carpets. They weave without any pattern - no weaver can weave two carpets with the same pattern. Colored thread is tied to the wool warp to create the rug. To finish, the edges are stitched, the excess wool is burned off to bring the designs to life, and the clean rug is finished. All these skills are transmitted orally and by example. Mothers teach their daughters to use materials, tools and skills, while fathers teach their sons to shear wool and weave.