What Can We Buy in Iran?
Since the seventeenth century and before the discovery of oil, Iran has made handmade carpets as its main export industry. If you like to have your feet warm at home, it's time to think of bringing a unique piece.
Since the seventeenth century and before the discovery of oil, Iran has made handmade carpets as its main export industry. If you like to have your feet warm at home, it's time to think of bringing a unique piece. In addition to carpets, Iran produces many objects in a traditional way: ceramics, glass, painted boxes or marquetry. For lovers of culinary delights, do not forget to bring back saffron and other local spice blends from your trip to Iran.
Carpets for all tastes and budgets
Since time immemorial, the Iranian people have made carpets and kilims for their interiors. In the 17th century, an Iranian emperor was so passionate about carpeting that he facilitated a large-scale craft production for export. Today, all the bazaars in the country have a section dedicated to carpets, which exist in all shapes, patterns and price ranges to satisfy you. From the simple nomadic motifs to the fine convolutions of floral motifs, round, elongated or covering a large piece, from the coarse wool to the finest silk, there is necessarily a carpet or a kilim that you will like.
Various handicrafts for various souvenirs
If the carpets are too large for your taste, you will find a mass of small objects making perfect souvenirs or gifts: boxes, wooden khôl painted, engraved or inlaid, blown glass objects, ceramics in intense colors, leather goods (bags, purses, bags) with high quality and cheap, jewelry, magnificent chess or backgammon.
Saffron, pistachios and other pleasures for the taste buds
Iran is the largest producer of saffron in the world, and these red filaments have a more pronounced taste. Bring a few grams for you or to please, its delicate flavor is worth the detour. Iranian pistachios complete the picture, available according to several recipes, salted or natural, decorated with saffron or as the main ingredient of pastries. The Iranians also use mixtures of refined spices, based on saffron, cinnamon, rose petals, etc., which will delight gastronomes