Iran, as one of the most ancient civilization of the world, and the land of many tribes so different in culture, lifestyle, and tradition has enjoyed a wide variety of handicrafts during the history. Persian handicrafts, each narrating the stories of the culturally diverse population in different parts of vast Iran, are among the best souvenirs for the tours to Iran.
Iranian weaving are well-known for their antiquity, elegance, durability and variety. The most famous one is Persian carpet. It has been used as the covering for floors for thousands of years in great Persia. Different geometrical shapes, medallions, tendrils, and figures of plants and animals woven with local materials specific Persian gardens; full of flowers and birds. Persian rugs woven by nomads are different in style and design. The most prominent nomad rugs include Gabbed, kilim and Jajim.
Iranian fabric named Ghalamkar is made by hand drawing or printed by the use of patterned wooden stamps. Termeh is another Iranian hand-woven cloth, primarily produced in Yazd. Its weaving is very delicate and time-taking. The most famous of the factories producing traditionally woven termeh is called rezaei termeh. Another kind of Persian weaving embroidery is zardozi. It is making designs using gold and silver threads, pearls and precious stones. Nowadays, copper wires polished by gold or silver, and silk threads are used as well. It also includes Goldozi (embroidery stitches), Baluchi Suzandoi (needlework), Seke dozi (shisha embroidery), Rashti Qollabdzozi (special kind of broderie), and Kermani Pateh duzi (a style of Iranian embroidery).