Iranian souvenir is varied in different regions with so many different types from food and drink to clothing or handicrafts. Here’s a most important of all:
East Azarbayjan is reputed for its handicrafts in Iran namely a variety of carpets, rugs, Kilims , Jajeem , 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.
West Azarbayjan: A variety of handicrafts are available as souvenirs. These are carpets, rugs, Kilims, Jajeem or loosely woven woolen cloths, wooden articles, leather work, woven articles, baskets and a variety of sweets.
Isfahan is famous for its delicate and beautiful handicrafts, the most important of which are inlaid work engravings, woodwork, filigree work, carpets and miniatures. Local sweets, especially Gaz are very delicious and well known through Iran.
The important and various types of Khorassan handicrafts are: Carpet weaving, silk production, She’rbafi, Felt carpet, Wool making, sculptured work on stone, Turquoise stone, ceramic work and Pipe weaving. Other handmade articles are: Kilim, Giveh, Charoq, Wooden and Metal products, Paintings on leather, etc.
Different kinds of handicrafts and souvenirs of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyariprovince are as follows: the famous Chalshotori carpet, tribal carpets and rugs, Chukha, felt, Giveh or a type of local foot ware, Khorjeen or Saddlebags, Jajeem, Kilim, satchels, table cloths and salt cellars and Gaz.
The handicrafts of Fars province are rich in diversity, the most significant of which are as follows: silver smiting, parquetry and skill-embroidery in Shiraz; giveh making in Abadeh; and ceramics in Estahban; carpet, Jajim , and Gelim weaving in Firuzabad. Other industries like cloth-weaving and glass blowing are scattered throughout the province. Carpets woven by tribes, rose water made in Firuzabad, sweets produced in Fasa, limejuice and plant essences extracted in Shiraz are of the highest quality.
The handicrafts of Hormozgan province are as follows, earthenware pots known as ‘hableh’, textiles worked with laced gold or silver braids known as ‘golabatoon’, bedding sheets, rugs, carpets, woven baskets and mats, and handicrafts made of shells.
Handicraft produced in Yazd province are various, some of which are world famous including carpets with charming patterns, pile less carpets, tirma, brodcaded silk, velvet, blankets, bed-cloths, earthenware, engraving, glassware and leather ware. Being delicate and beautiful, these handicrafts are suitable to be kept as souvenirs. Yazd is also famous for its various 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 the province that mainly are produced by the villagers and tribes are: Carpet, Kilim, 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-meat mainly Kak.
Gilan: The most famous handicrafts of the province 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 ……..
Semnan: Handicrafts in this province are the following: Kilims or coarsely woven carpets, a variety of calico or ‘block printed’ articles, earthenware, ceramics, and hand woven articles can be picked up at the handicrafts center and bazaars.
In Sistan Va Baluchestan province and specially in the former territory, majority of the inhabitants are employed in this field. Handicrafts of the province can be said to be the following: Kilim weaving, carpet and rug weaving, embroidery including other needle art works, pottery making and jewelry making can be mentioned as the handicrafts of this province.
Zanjan: These plain knives and a variety of pocket knives and switch blades, carpets, ‘Charoq’ filigree work, silver and a variety of ‘Kilim’ and ‘jajim’.