Raffia Weaving) Tarkeh Baffi)

To make a variety of dishes using thin branches and twigs of trees and shrubs the narrow weaving process is called Tarkeh baffi.

After the collection of branches and twigs from the two types of willow, the red willow (Mina) and the stream willow (Bid-Roudi)) or from the peanut or almond tree (Saftrg), they are cleaned of any leaves and waste and are classified according to the length and thickness. If they use an old branch which is non-flexible, they soak them in water for several days to become flexible and usable. From two sets of four perpendiculars from the wand more powerful, an octagonal structure that constitutes the basic skeleton is created. Then thin twigs are woven continuously until the completion of the walls of the object.
Drainer baskets are used mostly for rice draining, washing fruits and vegetables, fruit baskets, vegetables and flowers, drying fruits, carrying feed for animals.
Tools for working in this field are very simple and limited to a knife. Most dedicated professionals are in the City of Birjand, especially in the rural foothills of the Bagheran Mountains, where the main source of raw material for industry can be found, but it is common in other cities of the county. Technical twig weaving (Saft Weaving) has been registered in the National Monuments of the Country list with the No: - 813.

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