News ID: 110453
Publish Date : 21 December 2022 - 21:23

Turkmen Needlework, UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

TEHRAN (IP) - Turkmen-style needlework is a practical, decorative and mental art.
The art of needlework is made by artists on silk or woolen fabrics with natural silk, cotton or artificial threads.
The art of the Iranian Turkmen needlework was registered as the 20th element of Iran’s intangible cultural heritage at the end of November 2022 at the 17th meeting of the International Committee for the Safeguarding of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in Morocco.
The artist draws the design and pattern in his mind with different shapes such as animals, elements in the nature around him, tools and war tools, and people’s beliefs, and then implements the beautiful designs on the fabric.
Turkmen use embroidered clothing in various ceremonies, including religious ceremonies, mourning ceremonies, and celebrations. These dresses have different decorations based on the type of ceremony.
Turkmen needlework, also called black embroidery, was widely used in the past and used to decorate the clothes of men, women and children in the traditional Turkmen society.
Today, needlework is mostly seen in the sewing of local and traditional women’s clothes, and the type of stitching is a compact and very fine chain.
This type of sewing is done in Turkmen-inhabited areas, such as Gonbadkavus, Bandar Turkmen, Gomishan, Aqqala and Kalaleh in Golestan province.