Northern self-trained craftswoman

SARI, Jun. 08 (MNA) – Traditional fabric is an important part of Iran’s handicrafts, deeply-rooted in the history.

Traditional fabrics had often featured forms and tales of the past only kept alive through traditional craftsmen and women. Nasrin Alizadeh, a self-trained artist of Alasht, Savadkouh, Mazandaran province. Born in 1977 into a rural family of 9 children. Having left school, Nasrin learned the art of fabrics from her elder sister and had been working tailoring traditional fabrics of jajim, shamad, local socks, etc. since 1993, with exhibitions displaying her crafts in diverse handicraft events and markets.

Nasrin’s day begins with work in city’s knitting and dyeing workshops run by provincial handicrafts office, where she works most of hours of her day. Back in home, she attends to service of her father who suffered Alzheimer’s disease years ago and had been largely sedentary. Nasrin also engages in agricultural activities such as harvesting, collecting fruits, and planting local greenery.

At home, she has a small workshop of her own to continue her textile industry, where she trains young interested public the art of weaving fabrics. Nasrin especially loves traditional textile machine (kerchal) and believes nothing had prevented her from loving the art and living in her hometown.

Monavvar Farrokhi, her mother died of heart stroke 35 years ago. Now, Nasrin lives with her 84-year-old father after her siblings married and had gone for their own lives.  

Nasrin’s only hope is that she will bring a boom for her beloved craft in Alasht and to transfer the art to the posterity.











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