Sermeh embroidery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sermeh embroidery (Persian: سرمه دوزی‎) is an Iranian style of embroidery. Its origin dates back to the Achaemenid dynasty (some 25 centuries ago). It reached its zenith in the Safavid Dynasty. In this style of embroidery, gold and silver threads would be used to make decorating patterns on the surface of fabric; however, nowadays, almost entirely, threads twisted out of cheaper metals and alloys and metal like yarns have replaced gold and silver. The yarn used in patterning is springlike and elastic. Sermeh embroidery is the most popular in the cities of Isfahan, Yazd, Kashan.


Sermeh embroidery is visible on table cloths, flags, elaborately embroidered clothing, religious objects, and many household items


Termeh cloth, velvet, cotton fabrics and different threads,and embroidery hoop or frame to stretch the material while making the patterns are needed.