Shiraz, the second literary city in the world, has long been a popular tourist destination for many tourists. Every year, many travelers travel to Shiraz, the artistic and cultural capital of Iran, and visit the lamb of Hafez and Saadi, the greatest poets of Iran. One of the most enjoyable parts of a trip is buying souvenirs; specially when it come to Shiraz souvenirs! When traveling to Shiraz, you will face countless choices that you can buy to make your loved ones happy and bring a souvenir of Shiraz for yourself.
Souvenirs you can buy in Shiraz are surely the most interesting things you can have to remember a city with! The handicrafts are just as beautiful and lovely as the city; and the tasty edible souvenirs are so unique and amazing. Keep reading the article and you’ll find out!
If you travel to Shiraz and don’t have Faloodeh Shirazi your trip isn’t finished! Faloodeh is the most famous souvenir of this city and there are few people who have tried and didn’t like it.
You can have this delicious dessert with ice cream or various sweats and double it’s pleasure. For a better taste and aroma of Faloodeh, you can add flavors such as lemon juice, lemon balm, watercress, rose and herbal infusions such as Nastaran to Faloodeh. It is good to know that in addition to eating the best faloodeh in Shiraz, you can buy it dried and give it to your loved ones as a souvenir of Shiraz.
Yokheh is one of the traditional sweets of Shiraz, which they prepar it with a thin dough. This sweet, also known as Kak, is a delicious, energetic and light snack among the people of Shiraz. To make yokheh, they sprinkle powdered sugar and cinnamon on the thin dough they are making and roll the dough; Then they make thin slices. Of course, we have to say that Yokhe originally came from Kermanshah and is one of the famous souvenirs of Kermanshah; but baking this delicious pastry has been common in this region of the country for more than 30 years.
Masqati is the most delicious souvenir of Shiraz. The ingredient of this tasty sweet are a combination of starch, water, oil and sugar and almond slices for decoration. Masqati of Shiraz has various flavors such as saffron, pistachio, rosemary, crimson and… Masqati Lari is the most famous masqati of Shiraz which belongs to the city of Larestan; but it is also considered a souvenir of Shiraz. One of the most important differences of this masqati with other masqatis of Shiraz is the extensive use of slices in cooking it.
Shirazis also serve a cookie next to masqati, and the two are always served together. For cooking Shirazi cookies, you’ll need eggs, solid oil and rose water as the main raw materials; and finally for the decoration you can use portulaca oleracea seeds.
This Shiraz souvenir, which has a relatively long shelf life, is always of special interest to tourists and is very similar to brass sweets. Eating Shirazi cookies with a hot drink like tea doubles the pleasure of eating it. Other features of Shirazi cookies include its pleasant aroma.
In traditional Iranian medicine, we use extracts of various herbs for treatment. In addition to the healing properties, these extracts also have a pleasant taste and you can use them in a variety of syrups. Shiraz has a pleasant weather and as you know, is full of gardens; because of this you can find many herbs and their extracts with high quality. Among the most popular ones of them, we can mention Meymand Shiraz rose water, Nastaran, Baharnarange and Bidmashk.
When we say rose water, everyone think of Kashan; but you can find a high quality rose water in Shiraz too! Actually it is one of the most famous Shiraz souvenirs. We suggest you pour some of these Shiraz souvenir in your tea and enjoy. It makes your tea very fragrant and relaxing.
Shiraz is a city of citrus aurantium! If you go to Shiraz in early May and late April, the aroma of citrus aurantium will refresh your nostrils and make you loose your control! In Shiraz, citrus aurantium extract is so popular and famous.
They prepare this Shiraz souvenir by collecting citrus aurantium flowers. The syrup made out of these flowers also has many fans! On your trip to Shiraz, we recommend that you try it and see what exactly we are talking about.
Shiraz souvenirs include unique liqueurs such as bidmashk. They taken this Shiraz souvenir from a shrub with yellow flowers. The healing properties of bidmashk, made it so popular among people.
Marquetry is another handicraft of this famous city. It is said that this art was imported to Iran from India; but master Iranian artists developed it with their style, and Shiraz is one of the cradles for the production of exquisite marquetry work.
Shirazi artists have given another color to this art with their art and taste. Iranians use ebony, pear, mulberry, betel and elm five-colored woods to make marquetry works and decorate their work with Islamic motifs. You can also see Iranian and Shirazi mosaics on the surface of chairs, tables, sideboards and doors. You can buy the most spectacular examples of mosaics as a souvenir of Shiraz from Vakil Bazaar.
Kilim and Jajim are kind of rugs woven from whool. You can find different kinds of rugs and carpets in most cities of Iran because carpet weaving is an old art in Iran. What makes them special is the technique of weaving and of curse, the pattern. Each region has a specific plan for their texture.
Traditional kilims are made of natural fibers and dyed with natural colors. Villagers and nomads of Fars province, in addition to kilims, weave carpets of cotton, wool and silk fibers called jajim; and you can buy their products from Shiraz markets. These traditional weavings are not only very valuable and lasting gifts, but also their purchase helps the handicrafts flourish in cities and villages.
Inlay (Khatamkari) is one of the most delicate and beautiful handicrafts of Iran. This valuable art is made by putting together regular and delicate pieces of wood in different colors and materials. The material of inlay works are different and various; such as ivory, bone, wood and gold.
This beautiful art is of course laborious and requires a lot of care and patience. This art has a long history and it’s peak and flourishing period is related to the Safavid era. This art is more popular in Abadeh (one of the Northern vities of Fars province). You can buy all kinds of penners, decorative boxes, vases, spoon and fork holders, tissue boxes and other inlaid items from Shiraz markets and shopping centers.
After pottery, glassmaking is the next handicraft that archaeologists claim was first found in Susa. Throughout history, to spread this art, the first glass workshops were built in Shiraz and Isfahan; then they invited Italian crystal masters to teach the principles of work. As you can see today in Shiraz markets, unique examples of this art show the antiquity of their generation.
The art of enamling dates back to five thousand years ago, which peaked in Iran during the Safavid period. Enameling is actually the decoration of metal and metal objects with paint, which will be a very beautiful and eye-catching final work.
Copper dishes are the dishes which most enameling is done on them today. Art of enameling is a laboratory that will be created with the help of fire lines and engravings on dishes. Enameled dishes are among the most valuable and beautiful dishes in Shiraz.
Which of the Shiraz souvenirs did you like the most and will buy if you traveled to Shiraz? Let us know by commenting your favorite one and thanks for reading the article; we hope you enjoyed it.