Handmade Southern Iran
100% Handspun Sheep Wool
Zagros Mountain Area
"SOFFREH" is one of the most important and frequently used textile of a nomadic family, the Soffre is used in the making and storing and serving of bread, the square size of the Soffre is important as it has to be used from all sides, it cant be too large as you don't want anyone to walk on it, the Soffre is a flatweave and always has a plain centre or very simple centre as it is more practical for making bread and easy to clean.
The weave of the Soffre is very dense and tight, you could imagine in a nomadic tent there would be no tables or even wood so the soffre is used as both.
Fabric is mostly Sheep wool but Goat and horse hair is also used.