Yazd souvenirs and handicrafts
One of the most fascinating parts of the trip is to buy souvenirs and visit the markets of every city and town. Each city depends on the climate and the living conditions of its people, they have different crafts and special food habits. One of the ways to have a pleasant journey is knowing their souvenirs and handicrafts.
Today in our Iran tourism blog, we will travel to Yazd and will 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, has several thousand years of genuine handicrafts. The main handicraft industry in the province is woven carpets and woolen rugs.
When you enter the Yazd bazaar, tempting colors and different smells start at the beginning of the market. That you don’t know which side to go; to Termeh sellers’ chamber, Cotton Fabrics’ chamber, etc., or going to Yazdi Bakery shops. On the one hand, the colors are cheerful and sparkling hand-woven, on the other hand, the scent of cardamom and saffron, special sweets of Yazd excite you in Yazd bazaars.
Here in this city, people are all welcoming and generous and give tourists special respect and ask them to taste a souvenir and then if they would like to buy it. Truly, people are honored and honest that such works and their souvenirs place in their hearts.
Yazd edible souvenirs
Yazdi cake is one of the most famous specialties of this province, which is today found on most confectionaries of Iran cities, but if you want to buy the best of it, you should travel to Yazd.
It can be argued that Yazd Baklava is the most important sweet in this area that is currently exported to various countries of 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 the preparation of Halvah Ardeh (sesame pudding) is attributed to Sheikh Baha'i and it is believed that Shah Abbas was following a suitable diet for his soldiers that would have these conditions: first, it should be tense and energetic; secondly, it must be easy to transport; and, third, it should be suitable for war conditions; and no need to heat for eating it.
Following this, Sheikh Baha'i in collaboration with the sweeteners of the time invented what is now known as Halva Ardeh. It can be said that this sweet and delicious food has been placed for a long time on the Iranian table. But one of the best examples of it is Ardakan Halvah Ardeh one of the most popular souvenirs in Yazd.
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.
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.
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 is a flavored sweetener that is baked with wheat flour, almonds, sugar powder, saffron, egg yolks, and nutmeg.
Noghl is one of the most popular tea companions. Noghl is available in different flavors is in the category of souvenirs in Yazd. These delicious Noghl have different flavors with different nuts.
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 in 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 on these potteries.
Darai bafi is one of the ancient Yazd Iranian handicrafts and today 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. Since 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, crocheted needles, and now they are used mostly for tablecloths and tablecloths.
The art of weaving Termeh or termeh bafi is about 400 years old in history. 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 and using special devices.
Sher bafi is another traditional Yazd art that has been booming many years ago.
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.
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 is one of the oldest crafts in Yazd, belongs to pre-Islamic times. Zilu has also been one of Iran's merchandise.
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.