Handicrafts and souvenirs of Isfahan
Isfahan is one of the largest provinces in Iran. This city has the most famous tourist attractions in Iran. Many foreign tourists choose Iran for travel to enjoy these eye-catching attractions, and if you ask from any foreign traveler they will say Isfahan is their favorite city. Buying souvenirs is one of the most fascinating parts of travel. By buying souvenirs, we share our sweet memories with our friends and loved ones. In Isfahan, you have many choices for buying souvenirs.
Isfahan is a cradle of Iranian handicrafts. The handicrafts of this city have a long history and they are famous not only in Iran but also throughout the world. The best artwork of Iranian artists can be bought from the Naqsh-e Jahan square and the old market in Isfahan.
You can find best sweets and delicious desserts and cookies and also best handicrafts that are so unique that you cannot find like them anywhere.
Isfahan Gaz has a long history for several hundred years. Centuries ago, Iranian kings offered Gaz to other kings of the world.
In fact, it dates back to the reign of the Safavid, and is one of the most important Isfahan souvenirs and handicrafts.
After Gaz, one of the most famous sweets and souvenirs in Isfahan is Poolaki.
This product is very popular not only among tourists, but also among the Iranian people. It is one of the candy family.
Fereydoun Shahr Honey
Perhaps you never heard that Fereydoun Shahr honey in Isfahan is one of the best honey in the country.
It is because of the variety of herbs in the city that make it a high quality honey and it has many healing properties.
This local delicacy is one of the most expensive Isfahan souvenirs and handicrafts. In some of our country’s cities, this traditional sweet is prepared.
For making Joz-e Qandi, they use a local fruit called the Alag, which is actually a type of peach.
Sohan Asali (Honey Sohan)
Honey, butter, sugar, almonds and pistachios, water, rose water and saffron are the ingredients to prepare a delicious and different sweet that you can buy it in Isfahan.
Mina-Kari (Vitreous enamel)
Isfahan is the birthplace of vitreous enamel. This art has become one of the most important handicrafts of Isfahan today and it is a part of Iranian culture.
All tourists fall in love with this beautiful art and buy it as gifts and souvenirs.
Vitreous enamel is the art of decorating commonly metal materials with color.
Of course, besides a variety of metal containers of gold, silver, brass, copper and bronze, this art also used to decorate a variety of pottery too.
Khatam kari is another handicraft in Isfahan, which is used by skilled artists in the wood industry.
Khatam kari is also common in Shiraz and it date backs to the Safavid era. This art is to put together small pieces and triangles of wooden shapes to create beautiful geometric shapes.
They also use materials such as camel or horse bones, gold, silver, aluminum and brass, and also ebony wood, jujube, orange and betel.
Qalam kari can be called the art of printing on fabric, which is framed by wooden molds on various fabrics such as linen, pear and in various colors, and makes fabulous, beautiful, yet simple, fabrics.
Kashi Kari (Tiling)
The oldest tiles in Isfahan are Cyan tiles that they decorated historic inscriptions of Seljuk period minarets with them.
In addition to simple building tiles in Isfahan, Ensign tiles for the exterior of buildings and mosques are also produced and used in seven colors and mosaics.
Also, tiled dishes, pots and various other things are made with different designs, which are generally export-oriented.
(Qollab Doozi) Crochet and other embroidered stitching
Embroidery, crochet, and other kinds of this art are performed by Isfahan Ladies.
Malileh Sazi is so famous in Isfahan and the silver makers of Isfahan produce sets of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pins with using this art and sell it.
Qalam Zani (Etching)
This art is one of the famous industries in Isfahan, and its done on objects such as trays, pots, dishes, plates, photo frames etc. you can find them in shops of Chaharbagh Street and Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
Qalam zani is one of Isfahan’s most famous handicrafts. Isfahan artists perform engraving, grating, branding on a variety of objects including pots, trays, decorative items, samovars, plates, boxes, etc.
They bring beautiful designs and create valuable works that attracts the attention of every visitor to themselves and makes them to buy it as Isfahan souvenirs and handicrafts.