Souvenirs of Iran are the gifts that represent the soul of the cities and might be edible like different kind of sweets or handicraft like dishware. Iran has the benefit of enjoying diversity in climate, nature and tourist attractions. The same diversity is witnessed in the souvenirs that travelers can purchase and enjoy. The main souvenirs of Iran are divided into handicrafts and edibles. The handicrafts of Iran have such variety that one cannot visit a place and not find one or more forms of handicrafts that are specified to that location.
As it was mentioned, Iran is also known for its edible products. Gaz of Isfahan, Sohan of Qom, Saffran and barberry of Mashhad, pistachio of Damghan and Rafsanjan, Masqati of Shiraz, Baklava and Qutab of Yazd, and the Nuts of Tabriz are all the edible products of Iran internationally known and purchased. Besides the mentioned products, each city has its own edible souvenir that includes products such as the rosewater of Kashan, Kolompeh and Cumin of Kerman, Cookie of Fouman and Lahijan, Baklava of Qazvin, pastry of Kermanshah, and Date of Bam, Kerman and Southern sections of Iran.
is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purposes, produced in Iran and surrounding areas which once belonged to the Persian Empire, for home use, local sale, and export. Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and art. Within the group of Oriental rugs or Islamic carpets produced by the countries of the so-called "rug belt", the Persian carpet stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its manifold designs. Persian carpets and rugs of various types were woven in parallel by nomadic tribes, in village and town workshops, and by royal court manufactories alike. As such, they represent different, simultaneous lines of tradition, and reflect the history of Iran and its various peoples.
Irans souvenirs are not limited to pastries; Iran s tea is also popular all around the world and you can buy all types of tea while visiting tea fields in the north of Iran.
The vast land of Iran is home to various types of herbs that grow each season in prairies and mountains of the country. You might have heard about Eastern medicine and cures with plants might be interesting to you. In Iran, you can purchase these plants in traditional stores called Attari.
One of the innovations of Iranians which have been in vogue for generations is Rose-water making and transforming medical herbs to drinks. Among the most popular rose-water making cities are Shiraz, Kashan, and Orumieh.
You have certainly heard of Iran s pistachio, but have you tried Iran s hazelnut? Have you seen Iran s palm trees dancing? These are the things that you might have tried even without visiting Iran. If you visit Iran you can see the smile of pistachios on trees in Kerman and Damghan. You can also go to Saveh to pick the pomegranates from the trees or go to the south of Iran to enjoy the sweet dates. Finally, peel the sweet oranges in Dezful and enjoy the delicious taste of Shushtar s lemons.
The Red Gold of Iran
Saffron is dubbed as the Red Gold and Qaenat in south Khorasan province is one of the most important places where it is harvested. Therefore, don’t forget this valuable souvenir when visiting the eastern and southeastern parts of Iran. If you are in search of different flavors for cooking, beside saffron, you can find various other spices all around Iran. Iran also has another comestible gold: by traveling to the northern cities of Iran and watching the waves of Caspian Sea you’ll reach caviar; a valuable and delicious substance which can be a precious present for your dear ones.