of Garous weaving has been in hands of women. At first,
they washed and spun wool; then they picked herbs, cleaned
and boiled. Desirable dyes were obtained from these herbs.
They mordant wool and then dyed. They hanged fringes on
the loom. Patterns, designs and motifs, as well as
desirable colors were chosen. Then the hard job of weaving
and knotting were begun.
to an ancient tradition, today rugs, smaller than zar and
a half (zar=104 cm= ~42 in) are woven by a woman, but
three or four women weave larger rugs.
weavers hardly weave rugs larger than zar and a half,
unless in families, that have more weavers.
large rugs, an expert weaver sat at the right side, were
weaving is begun. Usually this weaver is model for other
weavers and they follow her not only in motifs but also in