“Javak” is the name of the particular stitch used in this design, as the local embroiderers call it. It is a style of stitching that is unique among Baluchi people, and the most labor intensive of them all. At first, a grid is embroidered covering the entire surface of the piece, counting every single weave of the fabric. The result will look like a bee-hive. Afterwards contrasting colors are layered on top to fill up the empty spaces. Two or three layers later, not a single trace of the fabric’s surface can be seen. I think you will agree that is the work of an exceptionally patient and hard-working woman.