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What is Pateh?

Pateh embroidery is a genuine Iranian art whose other letters are embroidery and string embroidery. The base fabric is a thick, woolen fabric called a Ariz.


What is the art of embroidering and how is it done?

Pateh-embroidered artists, usually housewives and girls, sew needles with a needle, which is a combination of their own personal ideas and insights, with colored cotton stitches on a thick or wide woolen cloth background.


What is the art of embroidering and how is it done?

Also, in some cases, ancient maps and designs of Iran, including shrubs or trees of life, are used.


Pateh embroidery or Fateh embroidery  or series embroidery  is one of the handicrafts of Kerman province.

This art shows the taste of the people of the central desert of Iran, who with their taste depict a colorful fantasy of green nature on the fabric.


What is an embroidery Pateh Duzi?

Pateh embroidery or Pateh Kerman is one of the traditional embroideries of Iran (Kerman embroideries), which is also called embroidery series or (Fateh embroidery).

The necessary substrate for embroidering pate is a woolen fabric called shawl or wide which is prepared in different sizes.

Pate hembroidery is done in four different steps, which are:

  1. Embroidered stems or embroidered lines,
  2. Embroidered Javane duzi,
  3. Embroidered or embroidered text,
  4. Embroidered leaves.


What tools are used in sewing pate?

Pate is made from a wide cloth that is the backing and a thread on which colored threads are sewn. A tapestry needle is also used to sew the Reese on the Ariz.


What is Ariz?

It is a handmade woolen fabric that was produced in the past with wooden weaving machines and was used to sew coats, skirts and coats.

But  today, wooden machines have given way to electric machines, and after that, industrial woven fabrics have gradually replaced hand-made wires, and now most of these types of industrial fabrics are produced in Kerman province.

What is Reese?

Reese is a type of hand-spun or machine-spun wool yarn that is used in jujube colors, black, light green, dark green, yellow, orange, red, dark blue, green, lacquer, etc. Pate tailors.

The amount of Reese used in the Pateh depends on the type of role and the thickness or thinness of the yarn used. But on average, each meter of pateh needs about 400 grams of yarn.


Steps of embroidering pateh from the beginning to the time of sale:

To prepare the pateh, first the wide one is cut to the required dimensions, then the desired design must be made on it.

Vendors usually have ready-made and designed wide raw materials that are sold ready-made to pate tailors.

Embroidered pateh belongs to which province?

The art of weaving and sewing is one of the oldest arts in Kerman province. The travelogue of Jean Chardin, who has traveled to Iran several times during the Safavid period, introduces Kerman as one of the main sewing and sewing regions in Iran.

Pateh Kerman is one of the most original arts in Iran, which unfortunately has no works from the distant past of this art.

Today, pateh sewing is mostly done in Kerman, Sirjan, Rafsanjan, Ekhtiarabad, Ravand, Zarand, Sardsir, Hojjatabad and Rangabad.


Uses of Pate  embroidered



Cover of the Quran

Prayer mat




Patteh  tableau

Eating chocolate

One of the oldest examples of embroidered rugs has been found as a cover on the tomb of Shah Nematullah Vali in Mahan, Kerman, which is considered one of the most beautiful and elegant examples of embroidered rugs. It is cream in color and various pieces are sewn on the bush with colorful woolen threads.