Iranian Termeh like other Iranian handicrafts is one of the oldest original arts in Iran, which has a long history and was hand-woven in the past. At present, Persian silk Termeh in different colors is produced and woven in Yazd city (the historical city of Iran and the second most beautiful ancient city in the world in the UNESCO ranking) and in Iran. With this attitude, Termeh and kohl embroidery can be named as one of the oldest and most original surviving works of art. One of the important reasons for the antiquity and value of Termeh to the present day is its delicate texture, material and imaginative designs, which is unique in the world.
Weaving termeh is a sensitive, careful, and time-consuming process; a good weaver can produce only 25 to 30 centimetres (10 to 12 in) in a day. The background colors used in termeh are jujube red, light red, green, orange and black. Termeh has been admired throughout history; Greek historians commented on the beauty of Persian weavings in the Achaemenian (532 B.C.), Ashkani (222 B.C.) and Sasanidae (226–641 A.D.) periods .