Kermanshah is one of the most famous cities of Western Iran. This city is mostly famous or Taq-e Bostan and it’s amazing nature. Kurdish cities of Iran have amazingly unique handicrafts which we can consider them as a souvenir. But Souvenirs of Kermanshah don’t sum o in the beautiful handicrafts of this city and there are also a lot of edible souvenirs to enjoy. So keep reading because in this article we will introduce Kermanshah souvenirs to you.
Kermanshah is full of different and diverse cultural assets that, incidentally, you can see their impact on a variety of Kermanshah souvenirs. After visiting the tourism attractions of Kermanshah, it’s time to buy some souvenirs. Let’s see what is available!
Maybe it’s a little weird when you here someone brought you oil as a souvenir! But trust us, you can’t find something like this in no place else. Kermanshah has an amazing weather and because of this all livestock products you’ll find in this city have a very high quality. Kermanshah’s oil is a local product and also has a local name too; it’s “Roon Dan”.
To prepare more souvenirs in Kermanshah they use the local Kermanshah animal oil. This oil is very tonic and gives a unique taste to foods. Sugar bread is also one of the foods that this oil is one of it’s ingredients. If you want to taste the best taste of this sweet, be sure to choose sugar bread made with animal oil. To cook this bread you’ll need a combination of eggs, flour, sugar powder, Kermanshah’s oil, saffron.
The most famous and popular souvenir f Kermanshah is their rice bread. Cooking this bread goes back to the Qajar era and it has more than years antiquity. Rice bread is so popular among Iranians and due to this fact, you can also find them in other cities of Iran. But it’s origin is Kermanshah city. you can find rice breads in two different kinds of simple and with saffron taste, which is a little more expensive. You can have them with hot milk or tea to enjoy more!
Beji sweets are pastries that they bake in celebrations and mourning ceremonies in Kermanshah. This pastry is so popular among many people in the city due to their high shelf life and unique taste. You should know that you can’t find them in packaging; but local women bake this sweet in their homes and you can buy this delicious sweet from them.
It is said that in the past, this sweet was the baggage of travelers and soldiers to use it in times of hunger and lack of food; and for this reason, it was named Beji. Beji in Kurdish means “to live or to be alive”.
This delicious and nutritious food contains walnut kernels, dates, rose water, butter and wheat flour. They use Kermanshah native dates to bake these souvenir; and there is no sugar in these pastry because the dates give the sweetness to it.
Most of the ingredients needed for baking date bread are native to Kermanshah, and for this reason, many people work directly and indirectly for it’s production workshops. By eating each of these date sweets, you have used not only a pleasant taste, but also a nutritious and useful food. This sweetness does not interfere with travel, in other words, it is easy to transport.
Kak is a pastry made from thin dough. It has lots of layers and between these layers you can taste sugar, almond, pistachio and cardamom. In addition to these ingredients, to make kak you’ll need rose water too and if you like, you can decorate it with a little coconut powder.
Kak is also ne of the souvenirs of Shiraz too; and they call it youkheh. But the origin of this pastry is Kermanshah. The kak you find in Shiraz has no difference form the one in Kermanshah.
This art is for the natives of Kermanshah and you can’t find it in other parts of the country. Chapaq bafi products are made using straw. As you know, the nomads live in tents and they decorate the walls of the tents with hollow nails. In the local language, these nails are called “chapagh“.
Artists create beautiful objects using several reeds and thread passing between them. The color of the yarns in the weaving causes the formation of different designs and patterns. Making products of this art requires a lot of patience, the more time spend to make them, the finer the objects made. Chapaq bafi is even used for fences for livestock.
Due to the unique geographical conditions of Kermanshah, leather making is a main job in this region. And for the past few years, Kermanshah was one of the main cities for this art. Currently, Kermanshahi women have chosen leather making as a job and are doing it. Kermanshah leather has the best quality among all cities of Iran.
They make Saddles, bags, shoes and other leather products in this city. The leather used in the products of this region has a very high quality and the sellers will assure you that you will not regret buying it.
Handicrafts produced with this type of texture are mostly produced in the form of underlays, rugs and curtains. Most producers, produce mowj bafi (wave weaving) products for the natives of Kermanshah. The remaining “wave” in the term means a screw bed that is produced using wool. Mowji bafi workshops are mostly located in the cities of Oramant, Javanrood, Islamabad Gharb and Gilan Gharb. By visiting the local bazaars of Kermanshah, you can buy these products.
Many people still use giwa as a daily shoe. This shoe is one of the souvenirs of Kermanshah that you can find in abundance in this city. It is safe to say that this province is one of the few areas in the country where you can find and buy handmade giwa. You can also find these durable shoes in other provinces such as Isfahan and Fars. There are 5 kinds of giwa in Kermanshah. 1- rubber bed giwa 2- Ajideh bed giwa 3- silk giwa, 4-under cloth giwa and 5- leather bed giwa. Many tourists buy these shoes for decoration.
Which of the Kermanshah souvenirs did you like the most? Comment your favorite one for us! Thanks for reading.