Handicrafts and Artistic Present
Iranian handicrafts are among other souvenirs that will surprise you; several years of experience of Iranian artists who have made various beautiful objects with different functions will help you choose from among 320 kinds of handicrafts, some of them have 9000 years of historical backgrounds. You can use Iranian handicrafts to decorate your and loved one's house. These handicrafts include:
• Textile arts such as traditional braiding and the production of hand-woven textiles like carpets, rugs, and traditional Gillim, Gabbeh and Varni, etc.
• Metal-working and traditional chiseling.
• Pottery and ceramic arts.
• Glass blowing.
• Wood-working, Mo’arraq, Monabbat, etc.
• Leather products.
• Jewelry and related arts.
Inlay is commonly used in production of decorative furniture, where pieces of colored wood or metal are inserted into the surface of the carcass. Lutherie inlays are frequently used as decoration and marking on musical instruments, particularly the smaller strings. Turquoise was initially named "pirouzeh" by Iranians meaning "victory", later it became Arabized and turned to "firouzeh. In Iranian architecture, the blue turquoise was used to cover the domes of palaces because its intense blue color was also a symbol of heaven on earth. It was also used as a part of colorful glasses in interior decoration of Qajar & Safavid periods buildings, but nowadays it’s often used as luxe souvenir for tourists. there are also a lot of accessories of this type that tourist mostly find valuable and interesting.