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.
Mass production is not common, prices are low and the quality is generally high, even at the budget end of market. Naturally, the bazaar is the best place to start looking, although much of what is on sale in places like Kerman, Kashan and Hamadan is more likely to suite local tastes. Iranian souvenir is varied in many different types from food and drink to clothing or handicraft.
MOST FAMOUS IRANIAN SOUVENIRS
An important and a valuable handicraft, which has a worldwide reputation, is Gelim a double sided flat-woven mat without knots. These rugs are thinner and softer than knotted carpets and rarely used as floor coverings. They are popular as prayer mats and wall hangings.
- The word saffron derives from the Arab word zafaran, meaning yellow. Saffron is one of the few things that truly are worth its weight in gold. Its botanical name is crocus sativus and been introduced as the most expensive spice in the world. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigmata and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food.
- A Powerful Antioxidant.
- May Improve Mood and Treat Depressive Symptoms.
- May Have Cancer-Fighting Properties.
- May Act as an Aphrodisiac.
- May Reduce Appetite and Aid Weight Loss.
- Easy to Add to Your Diet.