Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Iranian Lady Keeping Decades-Old Legacy Alive

Shahrbanoo is an Iranian woman who has managed to preserve the legacy of her ancestors in the town of Sorkheh in the east-central Iranian province of Semnan, which is one of the hubs of weaving in Iran.

In the basement of Auntie Shahrbanoo’s small house you can find some everlasting heritage.

“Julkin Pelas” or “Pelas” is one of handicrafts and weaving products of Sorkheh preserved by Auntie Sahrbanoo as an original legacy. Auntie Shahrbanoo makes this product with her dexterous hands using colourful pieces of cloth. It is used as a carpet, rug, etc. Shahrbanoo Kalami known as Auntie Shahrbanoo among residents in Sorkheh is 70 years old. She has been weaving Pluses for 50 or 60 years now in the basement of her rented house known as the Auntie Shahrbanoo workshop. She makes Pluses using a weaving loom that she has inherited from her mother.

June 10 marks the International Handicraft Day.

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