Souvenirs & Handicrafts
Iranian souvenir is varied in many different types from food and drink to clothing or handicraft. Here’s a list of provinces with their souvenirs:
The province of East Azarbayjan is reputed for its handicrafts in Iran namely a variety of carpets, rugs, Kilims, Jajeem , satchels, shawls, earthenware, ceramic vessels, baskets, wooden articles, materials woven out of silk or wool, embroidered fabrics, crochet articles, towels, blankets, local shoes, silverware and jewelry. Nuts and dry fruits are also important items of this area and are highly favored everywhere.
West Azarbayjan: A variety of handicrafts are available as souvenirs. These are carpets, rugs, Kilims, Jajeem or a loosely woven woolen cloths, wooden articles, leather work, woven articles, baskets and a variety of sweets.
Isfahan is famous for its delicate and beautiful handicrafts, the most important of which are inlaid work engravings, woodwork, filigree work, carpets and miniatures.Local sweets, especially gaz are very delicious and well known through Iran.
The handicrafts of Hormozgan province are as follows, earthenware pots known as ‘hableh’, textiles worked with laced gold or silver braids known as ‘golabatoon’, bedding sheets, rugs, carpets, woven baskets and mats, and handicrafts made of shells
Handicraft produced in Yazd province are various, some of which are world famous including carpets with charming patterns, pileless carpets, tirma, brodcaded silk, velvet, blankets, bed-cloths, earthenware, engraving, glassware and leather ware. Being delicate and beautiful, these handicraft are suitable to be kept as souvenirs. Yazd is also famous for its various sweets, the most well known are Pashmak, Baghlava and Ghotab
Kermanshah since long has been one of the most famous handicrafts centers of Iran. The most important handicrafts and gifts of the province that mainly are produced by the villagers and tribes are: Carpet, Kilim, Jajims or a loosely woven material, Kitchen implements, traditional kitchen wares and wooden articles, Giveh, metal engraving, glassware, felt and leather products, and its famous sweet-meat mainly Kak
The most famous handicrafts of the province are: wooden articles, hand woven textiles, carpets, jajeems , Kilims , silk weaves, earthenware and wooden vessels, statues, felt articles, wicker work, bamboo products, crochet articles, cotton fabrics and …
The important handicrafts of this province are: The Sarooq carpets, rugs, Kilims, jajims, giveh . The Sarooq carpet is a reputed carpet in this province.
Handicrafts in this province are the following: Kilims or coarsely woven carpets, a variety of calico or ‘block printed’ articles, earthenware, ceramics, and hand woven articles can be picked up at the handicrafts center and bazaars.
These plain knives and a variety of pocket knives and switch blades, carpets, ‘Charoq’ filigree work, silver and a variety of ‘Kilim’ and ‘jajim’