Top souvenirs of Iran

If you are planning to travel to Iran and you do not have information about Iranian souvenirs, join us to introduce the most unique Iranian products to you!

Persian Carpets

The art of carpet weaving is one of the oldest arts in Iran. As the oldest carpet in the world is considered to be an Iranian work and belongs to the Achaemenid period.

The oldest carpet in the world is called the Pazyryk carpet, which was discovered by a Russian archaeologist in the icy tomb of one of the Scythian rulers, and was named so because of its location in the “Pazyryk Valley” of Russia. The weavers made Pazyryk of wool and it has a square shape.

Persian carpets in Islamic period

At the beginning of the Safavid period, the art of carpet weaving reached the peak of prosperity and innovation of the artists of that time. Safavid carpet weavers have left about 1,500 rugs, some of which are in museums in Iran and around the world.

It was during this period that carpet weaving continued professionally and its trade and export to European countries began; however, with the advent of Afghan sedition, which led to the extinction of the Safavids, the art of carpet weaving entered its decline.

In the late Qajar period, carpet weaving entered a new phase. There was a great demand for the Iranian carpet in the world.

Persian carpet

Many foreign companies in the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland, Greece, and others became interested in investing in and mass-producing Iranian carpets.

That is why Iranian carpets have been considered very high quality by people all over the world, both in terms of texture, beauty, and quality, from the past to the present.

One of the main reasons that Iranian carpets have received more attention in the world and have more customers is that it has more color variety than carpets produced in other countries, and the quality of materials used in is better as well. The colors look vivid and natural, its patterns are attractive and it has a special appeal that is eye-catching for the viewer and the buyer. All these cases have made Iranian carpets have their fame and popularity.

Pistachios, one of the souvenirs of Iran

Pistachios are one of the most important horticultural products produces in the country and Iran is the largest producer of pistachios in the world. Iran has been the main unrivaled producer of pistachios in the world for centuries, but gradually other countries competed with Iran in the field of pistachio production and trade.

Pistachio, one of the souvenirs of Iran

At present, Iran is the second-largest producer of pistachios in the world after the United States. Pistachio export started for the first time 94 years ago. Today, this product is one of the most valuable and largest non-oil export items in Iran.

Iranian Pistachios are intertwined with Iranian culture. These nuts are present in all aspects of Iranian life.

These ancient and delicious nuts are rooted in stories, beliefs, customs, and rituals such as Nowruz and Yalda. Even people use it in ceremonies such as weddings.

 

The ideal climatic conditions for the pistachio trees are hot and dry climates in summer with cold and temperate winters. Pistachios can withstand temperatures of – 20 in winter and up to + 45 in summer. In Iran, the cities of Damghan and Rafsanjan are the birthplace of pistachios.

Pistachios made in Iran have some advantages that set it apart from its American and Turkish competitors.

Iranian pistachios are famous for its special taste. The main reason for this is the high amount of oil in Iranian pistachios, which makes them taste better than their competitors.

Iranian Caviar

Iranian caviar is very well-known in the world in terms of quality. Many people know caviar as a Persian word meaning small black eggs. Persian caviar dates back to the fourth century BC.

The reason for the superiority of Iranian caviar is its quality, different and unique taste. All differences depend on the climate and time of presence in the Caspian coastal waters.

Iranian caviar production has the highest quality due to precise management, the skill of caviar makers, and strict observance of health standards in all stages, including fishing, processing, handling and transportation, quality packaging, and storage.

Buyers of original Iranian caviar in the world market are willing to pay a higher price for it due to the different quality of Iranian caviar. Iranian caviar has a different taste and pleasant aroma. The grains are also high quality and uniform, round or oval, and have unique transparency and gloss.

Original Iranian caviar is completely different and distinctive from farmed caviar of other countries as well as artificial caviar. Artificial caviar has flourished in recent years in Spain, Russia, and Japan.

Iranian Caviar

Saffron, one the souvenirs of Iran

Saffron is a plant from the genus Lily that has medicinal properties. People use it to flavor and color foods in Iran. Iranians produce this plant in different cities in Iran and is one of the country’s top export items.

Saffron is a plant that can grow in harsh biological conditions. This plant has nutritional and medicinal properties and is very popular in Iran due to its limited cultivation. Cultivation of this plant is the occupation of most people in the Khorasan region. Also it has a special role in the lives of people in northeastern Iran.

Saffron has medicinal properties and its most important feature is being an anti-depressant medicine.

Saffron, one of the souvenir of Iran

Iran supplies more than 95% of the saffron in the world and is well-known center of saffron production in the world. The Iranian saffron trade has long been one of the most important trades of Iranian merchants. It is famous for being an integral part of Iran’s commercial history.

The history of saffron cultivation in Iran dates back to ancient times. Then people took it from Iran to Greece and Rome. During the Parthian period, Iranianexported saffron to Rome, and later during the Mongol period to China. Then China became one of the customers of saffron in Iran. During the Islamic period, travelers took saffron to Arab countries and the countries around the Mediterranean became familiar with its cultivation method.

Iranian Turquoise

Iranian turquoise is considered the jewel of the East for more than 20 centuries. East of Iran is the main source of the highest quality turquoise in the whole world. Persian turquoise is famous for its sky blue to deep dark blue colors.

Turquoise is the Arabic form of the Persian word Pirouzeh meaning victory. Firouzeh is the national stone of Iran. Iranian people has been using it widely for many years in making ornaments as well as in the architecture and construction of mosques and other places.

Iranian turquoise is found in the northeast of Iran in the city of Neishabour, located west of Mashhad in the province of Khorasan. This place was once an important place on the ancient Silk Road that connected the plateau of Iran and China. Neishabour Turquoise Mines were located near the old caravan routes that transport turquoise to Asia and Europe.

Turquoise, one of the souvenirs of Iran

 

Iran has many unique souvenirs, of which we have mentioned only a few here. During your trip to Iran, you can buy the highest quality of these items at the best price and take them as souvenirs. Contact Pasargad tours to book your tours!

Top souvenirs of Iran

If you are planning to travel to Iran and you do not have information about Iranian souvenirs, join us to introduce the most unique Iranian products to you!

Persian Carpets

The art of carpet weaving is one of the oldest arts in Iran. As the oldest carpet in the world is considered to be an Iranian work and belongs to the Achaemenid period.

The oldest carpet in the world is called the Pazyryk carpet, which was discovered by a Russian archaeologist in the icy tomb of one of the Scythian rulers, and was named so because of its location in the “Pazyryk Valley” of Russia. The weavers made Pazyryk of wool and it has a square shape.

Persian carpets in Islamic period

At the beginning of the Safavid period, the art of carpet weaving reached the peak of prosperity and innovation of the artists of that time. Safavid carpet weavers have left about 1,500 rugs, some of which are in museums in Iran and around the world.

It was during this period that carpet weaving continued professionally and its trade and export to European countries began; however, with the advent of Afghan sedition, which led to the extinction of the Safavids, the art of carpet weaving entered its decline.

In the late Qajar period, carpet weaving entered a new phase. There was a great demand for the Iranian carpet in the world.

Persian carpet

Many foreign companies in the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland, Greece, and others became interested in investing in and mass-producing Iranian carpets.

That is why Iranian carpets have been considered very high quality by people all over the world, both in terms of texture, beauty, and quality, from the past to the present.

One of the main reasons that Iranian carpets have received more attention in the world and have more customers is that it has more color variety than carpets produced in other countries, and the quality of materials used in is better as well. The colors look vivid and natural, its patterns are attractive and it has a special appeal that is eye-catching for the viewer and the buyer. All these cases have made Iranian carpets have their fame and popularity.

Pistachios, one of the souvenirs of Iran

Pistachios are one of the most important horticultural products produces in the country and Iran is the largest producer of pistachios in the world. Iran has been the main unrivaled producer of pistachios in the world for centuries, but gradually other countries competed with Iran in the field of pistachio production and trade.

Pistachio, one of the souvenirs of Iran

At present, Iran is the second-largest producer of pistachios in the world after the United States. Pistachio export started for the first time 94 years ago. Today, this product is one of the most valuable and largest non-oil export items in Iran.

Iranian Pistachios are intertwined with Iranian culture. These nuts are present in all aspects of Iranian life.

These ancient and delicious nuts are rooted in stories, beliefs, customs, and rituals such as Nowruz and Yalda. Even people use it in ceremonies such as weddings.

 

The ideal climatic conditions for the pistachio trees are hot and dry climates in summer with cold and temperate winters. Pistachios can withstand temperatures of – 20 in winter and up to + 45 in summer. In Iran, the cities of Damghan and Rafsanjan are the birthplace of pistachios.

Pistachios made in Iran have some advantages that set it apart from its American and Turkish competitors.

Iranian pistachios are famous for its special taste. The main reason for this is the high amount of oil in Iranian pistachios, which makes them taste better than their competitors.

Iranian Caviar

Iranian caviar is very well-known in the world in terms of quality. Many people know caviar as a Persian word meaning small black eggs. Persian caviar dates back to the fourth century BC.

The reason for the superiority of Iranian caviar is its quality, different and unique taste. All differences depend on the climate and time of presence in the Caspian coastal waters.

Iranian caviar production has the highest quality due to precise management, the skill of caviar makers, and strict observance of health standards in all stages, including fishing, processing, handling and transportation, quality packaging, and storage.

Buyers of original Iranian caviar in the world market are willing to pay a higher price for it due to the different quality of Iranian caviar. Iranian caviar has a different taste and pleasant aroma. The grains are also high quality and uniform, round or oval, and have unique transparency and gloss.

Original Iranian caviar is completely different and distinctive from farmed caviar of other countries as well as artificial caviar. Artificial caviar has flourished in recent years in Spain, Russia, and Japan.

Iranian Caviar

Saffron, one the souvenirs of Iran

Saffron is a plant from the genus Lily that has medicinal properties. People use it to flavor and color foods in Iran. Iranians produce this plant in different cities in Iran and is one of the country’s top export items.

Saffron is a plant that can grow in harsh biological conditions. This plant has nutritional and medicinal properties and is very popular in Iran due to its limited cultivation. Cultivation of this plant is the occupation of most people in the Khorasan region. Also it has a special role in the lives of people in northeastern Iran.

Saffron has medicinal properties and its most important feature is being an anti-depressant medicine.

Saffron, one of the souvenir of Iran

Iran supplies more than 95% of the saffron in the world and is well-known center of saffron production in the world. The Iranian saffron trade has long been one of the most important trades of Iranian merchants. It is famous for being an integral part of Iran’s commercial history.

The history of saffron cultivation in Iran dates back to ancient times. Then people took it from Iran to Greece and Rome. During the Parthian period, Iranianexported saffron to Rome, and later during the Mongol period to China. Then China became one of the customers of saffron in Iran. During the Islamic period, travelers took saffron to Arab countries and the countries around the Mediterranean became familiar with its cultivation method.

Iranian Turquoise

Iranian turquoise is considered the jewel of the East for more than 20 centuries. East of Iran is the main source of the highest quality turquoise in the whole world. Persian turquoise is famous for its sky blue to deep dark blue colors.

Turquoise is the Arabic form of the Persian word Pirouzeh meaning victory. Firouzeh is the national stone of Iran. Iranian people has been using it widely for many years in making ornaments as well as in the architecture and construction of mosques and other places.

Iranian turquoise is found in the northeast of Iran in the city of Neishabour, located west of Mashhad in the province of Khorasan. This place was once an important place on the ancient Silk Road that connected the plateau of Iran and China. Neishabour Turquoise Mines were located near the old caravan routes that transport turquoise to Asia and Europe.

Turquoise, one of the souvenirs of Iran

 

Iran has many unique souvenirs, of which we have mentioned only a few here. During your trip to Iran, you can buy the highest quality of these items at the best price and take them as souvenirs. Contact Pasargad tours to book your tours!

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