Persian Handicrafts

Having visited the beauty and ancient history of the Persian civilization, the great Persia has more to offer in its arts and handicrafts industry, as memorable and exciting as all those historical monuments. Due to the very old civilization, rich culture and geographical location, Persia plays an important role in the world of arts and crafts. Encountering with abundant fascinating souvenirs, tourists are hard not to indulge themselves. Having high quality but at a budget price, these unique artistic works are mainly found in the city bazaars which are usually the best places to start looking for. In the major cities of Isfahan, Tabriz and Shiraz where more foreign tourists visit, the commodities are more inviting and attracting. Distinguished in various fields including weaving, architecture, painting, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry, Persia is home to one of the richest art heritages and handicrafts in world history. A brief description on some of the most popular ones is as follows:Persian Carpets and Rugs Dating back to 2,500 years, the art of carpet weaving is rooted in the culture and customs of Persian people and includes amazing mixed patterns similar to the Persian garden: full of florae, birds and beasts with a myriad of colors extracted from wild flowers. Persian carpet is traditionally handmade from natural materials in the span of several months. Depending on where the rug is made, patterns and designs differentiate with some variations in textures and number of knots in rugs such as Gabbeh, and Kilim. Persian carpet weavers produce the largest amount of hand-woven carpets across the world; the most wonderful ones in terms of design and color compared to other similar products.