TEHRAN -- Monjugh-Duzi is a type of Persian embroidery art which is practiced to decorate textiles.
Dating back to Achaemenid and Sassanid eras, Monjugh-Duzi flourished once again in the late 20th century, during the Qajar era. Some of the precious Monjugh-Duzi pieces of this era are kept in the Decorative Arts Museum of Iran.
Mojughs are small beads that are sewed to clothing and other textiles based on the pattern. The know-how of this art has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.
In the past, Monjughs were used to decorate tents, carpets and garments. It was a decorative item specific to aristocrats.
Later on, when the material for making Monjugh was changed from gemstones to glass, this art turned into a craft practiced and used by ordinary people.
Monjugh-Duzi is used to ornate clothing, bags, decorative tableaus, pencil holders, cases of stamps or brushes, covers of boxes or utensils, belts, necklaces, and many more objects.