Table Cloth for Flour )Sofreh Ardi)

One of the decorative applied handicrafts in Iran is called Table Cloth Weaving table (Sofreh Baffi).It is one woven by using a frame with the local name of Sofreh Ardi.

They are woven for themselves, from camel and sheep’s wool with natural colour and with plant colouring on frame on the floor. Hand woven from wool or cotton it is usually woven in a square shape with dimensions of 110/110 cms and used for the preparation of bread dough and is currently used as a mat. Patterns are subjectively created by the weavers from surrounding nature. The women knead the dough in the Taghar, knead the bread dough on the cloth (Sofreh) and they form the flour in a way to prevent the spillage of the yeast on to the ground. Other applications is to maintain the natural yeast to use bake the next time (several weeks). In recent years for other uses such as beautiful woven-mats and the mat is also produced like Rou Korsi, (Padari) Door Mats and (Sajadeh) Prayer Mats. Now in the village of Mehenj in Ghaen is one of the main users which is very important.

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