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General Views of Iran

iran Souvenirs

Souvenirs Souvenirs, depending on their origins,are very different in Iran. Every tourist is able to by some of them according to his/her taste and money. For example, in Esfahan carpet, rug, silver objects and embossed works; in Shiraz inlaid works, kilim (short-napped coarse carpet), jajim (coarse blanket) and Perspolis statue; in Tabriz carpet, rug, kilim, dried fruits and dried nuts; in Kerman carpet and pistachio; in Mashad saffron and in Tehran all kinds of Iranian handicrafts and goods are purchasable. However, Iranian souvenirs are memorable and should not be forgotten.

Iranian Clothing

As it was mentioned before, ethnic and cultural diversity can be observed all around Iran. Qashqais in Fars; Lors in Esfahan, Ahwaz, Khoram Abad and Shahr-e-Kord; Kurds in Khorasan, Kurdistan and Kermanshah; Qezelbashs in Orumyeh; Shahsavans in Ardebil; Taleshis and Guils in Guilan; Turkmens in Golestan and Baluchs in Baluchistan are samples of distribution of Iranian tribes.

Iran Shopping Centers and Bargaining

There are traditional bazaars with amazing architecture in all historical cities of Iran supplying different commodities. Along with development of urbanization and modernization, there have emerged new bazaars in these areas offering variety of goods to local people and tourists. Moreover, there are shopping centers in hotels, museums and airports supplying handicrafts and other goods of different parts of the country. Bargaining is common among sellers and buyers so it is always possible to by each commodity cheaper than labeled price. Therefore, tourists must not forget bargaining during shopping.

Iran Daily and weekly Markets (Bazaars)

Bazaars are centers for presenting local goods and products as well as a place for social interaction and regulating social relations, especially in rural and tribal areas. These bazaars, which reflect the local economic and cultural conditions of the region, are held in many urban, rural, and tribal areas. The weekly bazaars in rural and tribal areas are held close to summer quarters regarding season, decampment time and economic needs of the villagers and nomads.

Iranian Handicrafts

Iran’s most valuable handicraft, which has a worldwide reputation, is handwoven carpets and kilim (short-napped coarse carpet). Persian carpets, due to their beautiful design, texture, and fixed color have their own special privileges, which is unique in the world. Many people, especially women are involved in this industry, in large and small carpet workshops, scattered throughout Iran.