Cashmere is one of the most famous handicrafts from the Yazd province. Processed with care by its people throughout history, for many years it was the most important form of craftsmanship in the desert. A sophisticated and authentic Iranian art, in the knitwear industry, cashmere processing represents a luxury product for the Iranian culture, woven from the finest wool and silk and featuring decorative motifs. Another technique is the calico fabric processing, consisting of printing or embroidering on fabric. This technique was perfected with the use of gold or acrylic fabrics during the reign of Shah Abbas in the 6th century AH, thanks to the interest of courtiers in textile industry. The use of calico fabrics is usually aimed at the creation of curtains, tablecloths, and bedspreads.
HIMA/CICE – Collezioni cashmere e calico (Termeh Batic)