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The quality and reputation of Iranian handmade fabrics varies depending on the city you visit. For example, the Kalamkari of Isfahan, which is produced with Geometric, roses flowers and plants shapes, is one of the most famous souvenirs in Iran, and has many fans among foreigners. Pateh fabrics are also souvenirs of Kerman city, decorative fabrics of wool, which are hand-woven and painted in natural colors. Termeh is also a traditional, handmade and silk fabric of Yazd city, which has a lot of reputation, and curved shapes such as Paisley and flowers of Shah-abbasi are used in different colors in Termeh.
Handmade Fabrics(Kalamkari, Pateh, Termeh)
The Khatam Kari is one of the most famous wooden handicrafts in Iran. Khatam is a combination of regular polygons with different faces, which are formed using various materials in different colors and are considered to be precise handicrafts that require the production and construction of it to be very careful. The Khatam Kari artists, combining wood, metal and bone, create works that obscure the eyes of any viewer. These works are usually decorated with beautifully decorated jewelry boxes, photo frames, backgammon, etc. Foreign tourists often purchase Iranian Khatam Kari as souvenirs and gifts for their friends and family. The Naqsh e Jahan square of Isfahan and the Vakil Bazaar is a good place to buy this art.
On the trip to Isfahan, you will see these enchanting dishes. Minakari or Enamel is one of the most famous souvenirs in Iran, which is found on the Naqshe jahan of Isfahan Bazaar. The works of Mianakari are basically copper dishes that are often decorated with blue ornaments on their surface with miniature designs or miniature flowers. These works are usually sold in the form of a pot, plate, cup and so on.
Persian Carpets and Rugs
Iranian woven fabrics such as carpet, Kilim, gabbah, jajim and etc. are very popular among foreign tourists and the reputation of the global Persian carpets and rugs. The existence of diverse designs and colors is one of the reasons for the popularity of this art among Iranian souvenirs. Most tourists take a small piece of this carpet, Kilim Gabbeh or Jajim as a souvenir to their country. You can discover the beauty of these shops in Tehran, Kashan, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz. These carpets are often expensive, but if you are not the one who can buy the best Persian handmade carpet, you can buy something smaller and cheaper, such as a small carpet or a Gabbeh. Foreign tourists often buy small carpets or rugs in order to easily put them in their baggage.
Saffron, also known as the Red Gold, is one of the most famous and expensive souvenirs in Iran and spices in the world. Saffron of Iran has a superior quality among saffron in other countries. Saffron is famous for the cities of Khorasan province in Iran and has become one of the original souvenirs among foreign tourists.
Gaz and Sohan
The other popular food among foreign tourists who takes them as souvenirs to their countries is Gaz and Sohan of Isfahan and Qom. Gaz and Sohan of Isfahan and Qom are souvenirs of these provinces that have many fans even among tourists. Ordinary gaze with a variety of brands and excellent qualities is sold at the shops near the Shah Jahan Square or in the Jolfa neighborhood of Isfahan.
If you walk in traditional Iranian Bazaars, one of the things you will attract is precious and semi-precious gems. Among all the rocks in Iran, turquoise has a special place in Iranian culture. Another thing that catches the heart of the foreign tourists is the gorgeous blue rock. You can find precious stone jewelry or buy raw rocks and ask them to make jewelry as you want. Firouzeh Koob is a handicraft which It is made by putting small pieces of turquoise rock into a mosaic on the surface of the dishes, jewelry and decorative objects (from bases to copper, brass, silver, platinum or bronze). Between pieces of turquoise, a kind of dark-colored lacquer is placed. The more complex and ordered Firouzeh koob Dishes are, and the distance between the turquoise parts is less, the greater its artistic value. Today is the center of this art of Isfahan. Neyshabur city in northeastern Iran is famous not only for its wise Omar Khayam, but also for the best turquoise rock in the world. Turquoise from Neyshabur mine are beautifully shaved and used in different shapes in jewelry. These turquoise are also dipped into messy dishes in the form of turquoise art and one of the most unique souvenirs in Iran for tourists.
Turquoise and Firouzeh Koob
Ghalamzani or Toreutics
Ghalamzani or Toreutics is one of the traditional arts in Iran that includes the decoration of metal objects, especially copper, gold, silver, and brass, and the artists of Qalmazani, creating lines and motifs by pen and hammer on metal objects, create extraordinarily beautiful works. This art, with its several thousand years of history, was prevalent in the Achaemenid period and peaked in the Sasanian period. In handicrafts Shops, we find precious dishes decorated with Ghalamzani. If they are gold and silver, their price is expensive. Ghalamzani or Toreutics is cheaper on copper and can be one of the best souvenirs in Iran. Principle of Ghalamzani or Toreutics is related to Shiraz and Isfahan.
Among Iranian Eating souvenirs, Nuts like pistachios, almonds, walnuts, etc are very popular among foreign tourists. Pistachios in the cities of Kerman, Damghan and Sabzevar of Iran are famous in the world.Iranian nuts are one of the oldest symbols in Iranian culture used in traditional ceremonies. The use of Iranian nuts in ceremonies such as the New Year Eve or Eid Yalda is an example of this. Different combinations of nuts at different ceremonies and celebrations are a symbol for happiness and joy. Nuts later came to the religious beliefs of the Iranian people and became an integral part of Iranian culture.
Giveh is a kind of summer shoes, lightweight, durable and suitable for long marches, especially for rural men, and is and from handicrafts in areas of Iran such as Fars province, Isfahan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah and Zanjan. All stages of the production of these shoes are handmade and are generally made of cotton yarn, silk yarn and footwear made of leather or rubber. The Giveh are used by Local people of Zagros in the summer because of their pores.
Pottery in Iran has a long history. The same thing has made the pottery attractive for foreign tourists and made them as souvenirs. Cities like Lalejin, Hamadan, Meybod and Natanz are among the most famous cities in the pottery industry.To the objects made of cooked Mud, they are called pottery. The artist is the pottery maker, potter and the pottery is an industrial blend with art that leads to the production of pottery.