PUTTEE WEAVING AS THE ART OF TURKMEN WOMEN
Puttees and strips weaving is a forgotten art craft with no more weavers among Turkmen women. The art of puttee weaving is as old as textile fabrication and sewing clothes by human beings; that is to say from the time that man learned to fabricate textile by weaving wool and string and consequently other clothes components such as puttee at the bottom of pants.
The raw materials of this handcraft consist of different types of strings, especially cotton. They are woven in simple looms by crossing the threads and fastening them together.
Puttee Weaving as an Art without Artists
Puttee is wrapped at the bottom men pants to keep their feet warm and their trousers legs tight so that they can easily walk.
Turkmen settled down in a city Iran in 11 AD. Some of them became Iranian citizens after demarcation between Iran and Russia. After a while, they started to fabricate silk threads and then began to produce silk fabrics and hand-made strings.
The primary materials of this hand craft are cotton yarn, beads, etc. It is woven by hands, and not machine, of Turkmen women artists. There are also decorative strings used at the margins of Turkmen women and men's clothes.