IRAN Tour Packages | Tabriz is a land of culture and color, you can drown in the world of color and culture among rugs, cloths and all the handicrafts, you can walk in the city and fall in love with the beautiful architecture of the city and we bet you’ll love the delicious foods, traditional Turkish soups and tasty sweeties of this city.
One of the most famous souvenirs in Tabriz is sweeties, which has a unique combination of saffron and pistachio and almonds. Read the rest to learn more about the delicious souvenirs of Tabriz and the art of people of this land.
You can find many local sweeties in Tabriz, like: Noghat, Baklava, Red rose Jam, Qarabieh of Tabriz, Basloq and Zarah Halwasi.
One of the most popular and delicious sweeties you can find in Tabriz is Nougat or Lukas which can be called a kind of Gaz (an Iranian sweetie which is very famous in Yazd).
Ingredients are nougat, egg whites, sugar or honey, walnuts and vanilla, and sometimes Mikado bread is used it. This sweetie has a special place in the Nowruz table and traditional Tabriz celebrations and it is part of their culture.
This sweetie is also confectionered in some Europian countries such as Italy.
Baklava is a delicious and tasty sweetie which can be found in different countries such as Turkey, Central Asia and etc. What we know as Tabriz Baklava is exactly the same Baklava which can be found in Turkey which is confectionerd with walnuts, pistachios, syrup, water, sugar, lemon juice and rose water. Baklava is available in different pistachio, coconut and almond flavors in Tabriz and it is also available in different shape of square,
Rhombic and tubular.
One of the souvenirs you can find in abundance in Tabriz is Gul Mohammadi jam which is known as the red rose jam. For many, Kashan may be the center of production for this flower, but the Mohammadi flowers in Tabriz also have a special scent. Unlike the Kashis who make the rose water from this beautiful flower, they use this fragrant flower to make a delicious rose jam, which is strongly recommended to taste at least once.
Qarabiyeh is one of the traditional and expensive sweeties of Tabriz. This cookie-like sweetie is made from flour, sugar, vanilla and eggs. It is full of pistachios and almonds. Tabrizis (people who are from Tabriz) usually use this pastry to serve their special guests. Qarabiyeh is available in different flavors in the markets, including pistachio, coconut, walnut and etc.
Basloq, comfy or Lokum, has a soft and delicate texture and as Iranians say: “It melts in your mouth as easy as melting of a lump” it is very easy to eat. This famous sweetie is known as Lokum in Turkey, which is slightly different from its Iranian type. They use sugar, water, rose water, lemon juice, flour and gelatin powder to make this sweetie. Lemon juice and Gelatin Powder are used in the Iranian version of this confection and make the texture tighter. They Roll the Basloq in coconut powder and decorate it with walnuts. This sweetie is commonly used in tables on Yalda night in Iran.
Bazrak Halva is another specialty of Tabriz city made from an oilseed called Barzak and has dark color. This halwa (a kind of sweetie) is very useful for bone pains because of the flaxseed used in it. You will find Barzak halwa in both pastry shops and Attaries ( A place where people can buy medicines related to Iranian traditional medicine).
Most of the time, when tourists are going to travel back to their friends and acquaintances, they tend to bring a memento of their journey with them, in addition to reminding them of those good moments, a sign of the art and culture of the people in that city. Handicrafts crafted with enthusiasm, love and skill of local artists can be a great option for tourists.
The most famous handicrafts of Tabriz are rugs, silver works, Sumac and Stencil printing (Batik).
East Azarbaijan province, and especially Tabriz, is one of the major centers for the production of authentic Iranian handmade carpets, and the World Crafts Council has chosen this city as the World’s Carpet weaving capital. In addition to the exquisite carpets and rugs in woven Tabriz, some pictoria carpets are weaved in the carpet workshops from silk yarn. The carpet production in Tabriz goes back to the Safavid period, the earlier carpets had more nomadic and simpler designs; but from Safavid period the patterns became more superb and royal. The Tabriz carpet has basically happy colors that are weaved with Herti, bergamot, Golestanand hunting ground patterns.
Silver work is one of the most important handicrafts in the city of Tabriz, this style entered to eastern Azerbaijan about 100 years ago from Turkey. Silver work on silver metal is done through methods such as bending, soldering, etching, engraving and so on. Among the silver products you can find trays, mirrors, samovar and etc. that you can easily find in different markets of Tabriz.
One of the traditional arts of Tabriz is Verni weaving or Sumac which is very popular among the tribes of Arasbaran and Ahar. Verni is a type of scatter rug without lint and is very similar to carpet. These fabrics are woven into a special kind of knot called Chinese pood and red, navy, white and light purple colors are used for their textures. The patterns in these rugs are more inspired by landscapes in nature and are a mix of plants, animals and etc.
This beautiful handmade art is a type of printing on silk fabrics, especially scarfs, which is prevalent in different countries, especially Azerbaijan, Indonesia and … In this way the required colors are created by dyeing and waxing the fabric. In the past, these colors were mostly herbal and were made from herbs like turmeric, rhubarb, walnut, etc. The main production hub of this industry is in the city of Osco, but you can also find different types in Tabriz too.
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