souvenirs and handicrafts; what to buy in Yazd?

what to buy in yazd

Yazd souvenirs and handicrafts

Buying souvenirs and visiting the marketplaces of each city and town are two of the most intriguing aspects of the trip. Each city is determined by its climate and people's living situations. They practice various crafts and eat unique foods. Knowing their souvenirs and handicrafts is one way to have a great journey.

Today in our Iran tourism blog, we will travel to Yazd and write about the Iranian souvenirs and handicrafts that are famous in this city.

Yazd Province is one of the most important desert provinces of Iran because of its long history of Iranian culture, and several thousand years of genuine handicrafts. The main handicraft industry in the province is weaving carpets and woolen rugs.

When you enter the Yazd bazaar, you will be greeted by a plethora of colors and aromas. You're not sure which side to visit; the Termeh vendors' chamber, the Cotton Fabrics' chamber, and so on, or the Yazdi Bakery shops. On the one hand, the colors are bright and hand-woven, while the aroma of cardamom and saffron, characteristic Yazd delicacies, entices you in Yazd bazaars.

Here in this city, people are all welcoming and generous, and they give tourists special respect and ask them to taste a souvenir before asking if they would like to buy it. Truly, people are honored and honest that such works and their souvenirs are placed in their hearts.

Yazd edible souvenirs

  • Yazdi cake

Yazdi cake is one of the most famous specialties of this province, which is today found in most confectionaries in Iran's cities, but if you want to buy the best of it, you should travel to Yazd.

  • Yazd Baklava

It can be argued that Yazd Baklava is the most important sweet in this area and is currently exported to various countries in the region and even some European countries, Canada, and the United States.

Baklava is produced in different flavors in Yazd and is considered an exclusively rich and energetic meal.

  • Ardakan sesame pudding

The history of Halvah Ardeh (sesame pudding) preparation is attributed to Sheikh Baha'i, and it is believed that Shah Abbas was following a suitable diet for his soldiers that would have the following conditions: first, it should be tense and energetic; second, it should be easy to transport; and third, it should be suitable for war conditions; and there is no need to heat it for eating.

Following this, Sheikh Baha'i created Halva Ardeh in partnership with the sweets of the period. This sweet and delightful delicacy has been on the Iranian table for quite some time. One of the greatest examples is Ardakan Halvah Ardeh, one of Yazd's most popular souvenirs.

  • Qottab

Perhaps there are sweets such as Qottab that have been nicknamed the "capital of sweetness" for Yazd. Qottab is so rich in Yazd culture that it has been recorded in the intangible heritage of the country.

  • Rice bread

In addition to Kermanshah, Delicious Rice Bread is also available in Yazd, and it is cooked in two models: simple and with saffron. If you are looking to buy cookies, rice bread can be the right option for you.

  • Yazd Lovuez

Another Yazd sweetener is called Lovuez, which you can buy in various types, including Coconut Lovuez, Almond Lovuez, and Bustard Lovuez, in various cities of Yazd province.

  • Haji Badoomi

Haji Badoomi is a flavored sweetener that is baked with wheat flour, almonds, sugar powder, saffron, egg yolks, and nutmeg.

  • Noghl

Noghl is one of the most popular tea companions. Noghl is available in different flavors in the category of souvenirs in Yazd. These delicious noghl have different flavors with different nuts.

Yazd handicrafts

Each province of Iran has special handicrafts due to culture and climatic conditions.

This province is also rich in handicrafts. In the following, we are going to list some of them that you can buy on your Iran tour to Yazd for your friends.

  • pottery and ceramics

One of the major producers of pottery and ceramic products in Iran, Meybod, is located in Yazd province. This kind of pottery is presented in the form of simple pottery without glazes and ceramic tiles.
The patterns of pottery are very spectacular and unique. Chicken, fish, moon, and sun patterns are some of the most commonly used paintings in these potteries.

  • Darayi bafi

handicrafts, but Dari Bafi is one of the ancient Yazd Iranian handicrafts, and today it is forgotten, and you can hardly find it in the alley and the Yazd bazaar. Darai bafi of Yazd, which is 800 years old, is a fabric made of silk and natural colors. In the old days, only those who had financial accountability were able to afford Darai bafi fabrics.
In the past, tufts of property have been used for curtains, cufflinks, and crocheted needles, and now they are used mostly for tablecloths and tablecloths.

  • Termeh

Termeh,TermehBafi,The art of weaving Termeh, or Termeh Bafi, is about 400 years old. The Zoroastrians used it to sew trousers for their celebrations.
Termeh is made of silk and yarn, wool, or fluff. Weaving termeh was done with hands in the past, and it was also known as a handmade fabric, but later it was done halfway through using special devices.

  • Sher bafi

Sher bafi is another traditional Yazd art that has been booming for many years.
Initially, this art was performed by women on wooden devices and helped the household economy, but after some time, it became a workshop, and men also engaged in this art. This traditional and beautiful art has been forgotten over time.

  • Shamad

It is a thin, cloth-shaped fabric that is made of artificial silk or cotton yarn and is used as a blanket in the summer.

  • Zilu

Zilu is one of the oldest crafts in Yazd and belongs to pre-Islamic times. Zilu has also been one of Iran's products.
One of the most important centers of weaving Zilu is the city of Meybod in Yazd, where the oldest Zilu is now attributed to this area and can be seen in the mosque in the city of Meybod.


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