Iran is a great place to buy souvenirs and you will find it hard not to indulge yourself. In fact due to its very old civilization, rich cultures and also geographical location, has an important role in the world arts and crafts.
Iran is home to one of the richest art heritages and handicrafts in world history and distinguished in many disciplines, including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry.there is a list of Iran Hand Craft and Souvenirs below these paragraphs and you are welcome to take a look at them in Iran or maybe you want to buy them and we can arrange meetings to shop owners or creators them selves.
Conversely, in places like Isfahan and Shiraz where foreign tourists are more common, the goods may be more inviting. if you are not keen on haggling and don’t have much time to look around, the government – run Iran handicrafts organizations has fixed – price shops in most provincial capitals.
Persians were among the first to use mathematics, geometry, and astronomy in architecture and also have extraordinary skills in making massive domes which can be seen frequently in the structure of bazaars and mosques. Iran, besides being home to a large number of art houses and galleries, also holds one of the largest and valuable jewel collections in the world.
list of Iran Hand Craft and Souvenirs
• Iranian Termeh (weaving special table cloths)
• Persian embroidery (broderi dzi)
• Zaridozi (decorating fabrics by sewing with golden stitches)
• Toreutics (Qalam-zani)
• Wood carving
Stone and Mosaic
• Caviar – more than 93 percent of the sturgeon resources of the world are in the Caspian sea and Iran is responsible for managing the conservation, reproduction, and releasing the fish. Annually Iran releases 20-22 millions of sturgeon fish babies of the Persian sturgeon in the sea and is the only country that has legislated heavy punishments for illegal fishing of this fish.
• Turquoise of Nishabour – the precious mines of this exquisite stone are located in the north west of Nishabour at the foothills of Binaloud mountains. In many workshops of Nishabour, turquoise is cut into different forms and is used for making rings, necklaces and other kinds of ornaments.
• Saffron – is one of the agricultural products which needs a little water and can be harvested for seven to ten years after it is planted. It is usually planted in the southern parts of Khorasan Razavi in the north east of Iran with production of about 172 tons per year.
• Rose Water Extraction in Ghamsar – The industry of rosewater extraction is associated with Ghamsar city near Kashan. This annual national ceremony is held during the months of May, June and July. The liquid essence is exported to France and Bulgaria as they are the largest producers of perfume in the world.