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Designing a new laptop bag using a sofre kordi kilim

Designing a new laptop bag using a sofre kordi kilim

To shield laptops from any possible external damage, a protective cover called a bag is needed. People have different tastes, some are inclined towards formal styles and others favor informal styles. In the process of new designs, particular attention should be paid to novel patterns and shapes. Natural motifs and patterns bearing animal shapes such as camel, deer or mountains, and forests, as well as the color of plants and woolen threads, bestow a beautiful look to the bag. The most important feature of Kurdish Sofre Kilims is their being waterproof, which prevents rain and snow droplets from entering the bag. The materials used in the synthesis of any product determine its ultimate quality. Laptop bags are chiefly made up of leather, foam, and brezent (tarpaulin) and the Kurdish Sofre Kilim can also be used as the main element of the laptop bags.

  1. Leather
    Laptop bags made of leather are of high quality and look stylish. They come in different shapes and sells best. However, they are expensive. To those who frequently use their laptops for business purposes, it is recommended to provide a laptop bag made of leather and wool. The durability of leather bags is considerable and they can be used for years.
  2. Foam
    Laptop bags that are comprised of foamy materials are ideal for protecting laptops from the impact of external forces. Even If the foamy bag is hit hard, the damage to the laptop will be minimal.
  3. Brent (tarpaulin)
    Tarpaulin is known to be strong and durable material. Its drawback is that it is not resistant to water penetration. The tarpaulin can be used under the harsh environmental conditions, however, if your device drops into water, Brezent offers no protection and water will definitely permeate into your device.
  4. Kurdish Sofre Kilim
    This type of laptop bag is made of wool. The designs are nature-inspired. The most important feature of these bags is that they are water-resistant and prevent water from entering your device. The Kurdish Sofre Kilim bags are of considerable strength and durability.

Nomadic women painting with wool (Sofreh Kurdi)

Making a waterproof coat with the help of a kilim

Making a waterproof coat with the help of a kilim

During the cold days of autumn and winter, when the weather is variable, sometimes turning cold or becoming sunny and relatively warm, wearing proper clothing under both cold and warm conditions is of paramount importance, which can prevent colds and the flu. The use of coats in winter is very common. Most coats are made of wool or other materials
Wearing light coats with elegant designs during winter will give you an impeccable wintry appearance that you would enjoy along with the warmth.
In winter and during the extremely cool days and nights of autumn, nothing is more stylish and beautiful than a coat. A coat that goes with other clothes such as a suit and shirt. Also, natural colors used in kilims can create a new style for winter coverings. The warm and bright colors of the kilim can give a beautiful effect to the coat
Rainfall and snowfall are the most important weather events in winter and autumn, which may wet the coat and allow water to pass through the coat.
As the coat has a beautiful and durable appearance, it should not allow water to permeate.
Kurdish tablecloth kilims are woven from fleece and do not allow water to pass through. These types of kilims with images inspired by nature can be adequate coverage for the surface of coats in the cold, snow, and rain. Therefore, eye-catching designs of the new generation of coats can be presented to the market.

Nomadic women painting with wool (Sofreh Kurdi)

Nomadic women painting with wool (Sofreh Kurdi)

Sofreh Kurdi is a type of kilim with a complex texture, which is unique to the nomads of Northern  Khorasan. In the past, this hand-woven fabric was a suitable means of storing bread among the nomads due to its impermeability to moisture. Therefore, it is known as Sofreh Kurdi.

This handicraft has drawn attention due to its beauty and rich patterns as well as conceptual drawings. The apparent shape of Sofre kurdi is comprised of a boundary which is connected to the textile by finger knitting and geometric, animal and flower motifs are woven into its textile. Nomadic women of Northern Khorasan draw and paint these fabulous wool portraits with their distinct elegance and sentiments. The colors used in the textile of Sofre Kurdi exudes warmth and geniality emanating from the quality of the essence of love, life, and hope for the future among the nomads.

The symbols are indicative of the feelings and sentiments of nomadic women towards nature and ethnic and cultural history, and the patterns and motifs woven convey and represent the significance of culture, art, beliefs, customs, and vicissitudes of the history of Kurdish ethnicity of this land.

The motifs of Sofreh Kurdi are in fact antique and ancient designs, which are unique in their kind. It is mostly animal and human motifs woven into the textile of Sofreh Kurdi where symbols mainly exhibit the lifestyle, social, and cultural system of Kurds of this land.