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Khos Douzi of Hormozgan Province: Persian handicraft

Khos Douzi, a kind of traditional embroidery, is popular among rural areas of Hormozgan province, southern Iran.

Khos Douzi, a kind of traditional embroidery, is a popular craft among women in rural areas of Hormozgan province, southern Iran. 

Khos Douzi is mostly used to decorate lace drapes, lace scarves (Jalbil) and lace Chadors (usually in black), bridal gown, scarves, cover of Holy Quran, trousers, beddings, covers for cushions, headwear, dresses, and many more.

Khos Douzi is done by sewing thin strips of Khos or Naqdeh on fine and delicate lace fabrics. The strips are arranged to make geometric, cursive and arabesque motifs and patterns. In addition to lace fabrics, Khos Douzi is applied on velvet, too.

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