Hinji-duzi have adorned Turkmen clothing for centuries | Popgen Tech
TEHRAN – Turkmen women have used Hindi doozi as a means of decorating their clothes for centuries.
The art, which is included in the List of National Intangible Cultural Heritage, is a traditional type of beadwork and the Turkmen Manjug-Duzi style.
In 2020, Galestan tourism authorities announced that Lokhondor, a small village in the northern province, is slated to be named the Hinji Duzi National Village as the traditional art is still popular in several villages and towns across the province.
In Hindi-Doozy, mojis, which are small glass-like beads, are sewn onto clothes and other textiles.
There are some historical documents and testimonies that prove that this art was quite popular during the Achaemenid and Sassanid eras. Then manzhugs decorated tents, carpets and clothes. However, this was a custom typical of aristocrats.
Stories say that Monjug flourished again in the late 20th century, during the Qajar era. Some of the precious and exquisite Manjug-Duzi products of this era are preserved in the Iran Museum of Decorative Arts and can be visited.
Gradually, the material for making Manju changed from precious stones to glass, and they became a craft practiced and used by common people.
Earlier this month, at the 17th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee held in Morocco, Turkmen-style handicrafts were included in the country’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Humanity together for Iran and Turkmenistan.
Handicraft in the Turkmen style is a decorative and applied art used in the national clothing of people of all ages and genders in Turkmenistan and Iran.
Iranian Turkmen are known in the country for their unique handmade products.