Iran, Tehran, Gholhak, Gol-e-yakh St, No. 1, Unit 301

Giveh Weaving: Making Hand-Woven Shoes

Giveh is a light and easy-to-wear Iranian handmade shoe in which a special material (usually carpet yarn) is woven by skilled hands of rural men and women. As a small home-industry, Giveh weaving is one of the traditional handicrafts of Iran. This footwear used to be very popular all over the country till a couple of decades ago. The materials used in Giveh weaving let the air circulate from its tiny pores; therefore, it is very suitable for hot summer days.