Due to the very ancient Persian civilization, rich culture and geographical location, Iran plays an important role in the world of arts and handicrafts
Due to the very ancient Persian civilization, rich culture and geographical location, Iran plays an important role in the world of arts and handicrafts. Encountering with abundant fascinating souvenirs, tourists are hard not to indulge themselves.
Having high quality with reasonable price, these unique artistic works are mainly found in the city bazaars which are usually the best places to start looking for. Distinguished in various fields including weaving, architecture, painting, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry, Iran is home to one of the richest art heritages and handicrafts in world history. For instance, Persian Carpets and Rugs dating back to 2,500 years, the art of carpet weaving is rooted in the culture and customs of Iranian people and includes amazing mixed patterns similar to the Persian garden: full of florae, birds, and beasts with a myriad of colors extracted from wild flowers. Iranian carpet weavers produce the largest amount of hand-woven carpets across the world; the most wonderful ones in terms of design and color compared to other similar products.
Each province, each city, each village has its own handicraft. In Yazd, you will certainly buy the beautiful Termeh and wool fabric, in Esfahan tiles and blue chalices and plates to decorate your home or use to offer sweets to your guests with a Persian touch. In Nishapur you can find the famous turquoise stone which is completely unique around the world. In Tabriz, you may buy particular Persian carpets of all sizes, colors, and patterns.
Wherever you travel in Iran, rest assured that you’ll get back home with the loveliest of gifts and Iranian souvenirs.