عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study is an investigation of wool weaving which is one of the most significant Iranian handicraft industry especially in Kāshān. Wool weaving or Textile weaving is an old traditional art in Iran. Kāshān is introduced as a center of silk cloths and Wool weaving. After carpet weaving wool weaving seems to be the most prevalent profession in Kāshān. With regard to the importance of wool weaving in the history of Iranian handicraft industry, this article presents a comprehensive review of the history of wool weaving. Then the industry of caterpillar and silk trade in old Kāshān is explained and various activities of wool weaving is argued. The different stage of textile weaving is also explained. Moreover, the different kinds of wool weaving such as termeh, brocade, and velvet are introduced. Finally, the status of wool weaving in modern society is stated.