Iranian souvenirs vary from food, drinks to clothing and artsy handicrafts. Here’s a list of Provinces unique to their souvenirs:
The province of east Azarbayjan is reputed for its handicrafts in Iran; namely a variety of carpets, hand woven rugs, Kilims, Jajeems, 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 popular, important items of this area and are highly favored everywhere.
Isfahan is famous for its delicate and beautiful handicrafts, the most popular of which are inlaid-work engravings, woodwork, filigree items, carpets and porcelain Miniatures. Isfahan is the most well-known city for its production of “Gaz” a traditional and delicious white toffee (containing almonds or pistachios). Traditional sweets such as “Gaz” are very delicious and well known throughout Iran.
The handicrafts of the Hormozgan province are as follows: earthenware pots known as ‘Hableh’, textiles sowed with laced gold or silver braids known as ‘Golabatoon’, bed sheets, rugs, carpets, woven baskets, mats and handicrafts made out of sea shells.
Handicraft produced in the province of Yazd is quite unique, some of which are world famous including carpets with charming patterns, pile less carpets, Tirma, brocaded silk, velvet, blankets, bed-cloths, earthenware, engraving, glassware and leather items. Being delicate and beautiful, these handicrafts are perfect souvenirs for anyone visiting this beautiful city. Yazd is also famous for its variety of 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 these province that are mainly are produced by the villagers and tribes are: Carpets, Kilims, 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 known as Kak.
The most famous handicrafts of the province of Gilan 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 more.
The important handicrafts of this province are: The Sarooq carpets (a reputed carpet in this province); rugs, Kilims, jajims (a loosely woven woolen material) and Giveh (a type of traditional foot ware).
The important handicrafts of this province are: The Sarooq carpets, rugs, Kilims, jajims and giveh. The Sarooq, a coarsely woven carpet is a reputed item of this province. Other handicrafts of this province are as follows: 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 including a variety of pocket knives and switch blades, carpets, ‘Charoq’ filigree work, silver and a variety of ‘Kilim’ and ‘jajim’ are famous handicrafts of Zanjan.