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| Kashan is a small city in Isfahan province, the city is one of the historical cities of Iran and has a strong amazing culture. It is so normal to see old buildings with Persian architecture in every alley of Kashan city. The traditional food is delicious and the local dress is so beautiful and colorful, souvenirs are divided into two groups in Iran: 1. Eatable and 2. Portables
Every city has it’s own individual sweetie in addition to the artistic handicrafts you can find in it. Keep reading cause we are going to talk about all the souvenirs you can find in Kashan in this article.
Iranians are a huge fan of sweeties and that’s why you can find a special sweetie in each city of Iran. The most popular sweetie among Kashis (people who are from Kashan city) is Baklava and it is served with different flavors in this city and the well-known sweetie of Kashan is called Haji Badoom, Kashan has also a special cookie too and though cotton candy is known as Yazd city’s souvenir but it is so popular in Kashan too.
Kashan is mostly known for the rose water and you can see people buying rose water or the dried blossoms of Mohammadi flower as a souvenir.
Kashan’s Baklava is one of the popular sweets in the city that people use it on a variety of occasions from celebrations to funerals. Sugar, wheat flour, milk, powdered nuts, oil, rose water, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and cardamom are the raw materials for making this pastry. Based on the nuts used in baklava, several varieties are considered: walnut, almond, hazelnut, pistachio and almond. It also has a variety of sweeteners based on the amount of nuts used in it 70%, 50% and etc.
It is a delicious sweetie that is shaped like a ball and is cooked especially in Yazd, Shiraz and Kashan and is usually ate with tea. The kind of Haji Badoom which is baked in Kashan is larger and this makes it different. Almond powder, cardamom, sugar or sugar powder, egg yolk, rose water and saffron are the materials of this sweetie.
When you hear the name of cookies you may remember the Northern cities of Iran, but we have to tell you that Kashan also has its own cookie. This cookie, which is quite different to those you can find in the Northern cities of Iran, is made from whole wheat flour, sugar, vegetable or animal oil, cardamom, saffron and pistachio . Kashan’s cookies can be bought in different sizes. This cookie has a special place in the Nowruz table in Kashan and it’s kind of a necessary item in this table for Kashis.
The most famous souvenir of Kashan is rose water. Rose water is so important in Kashan that the rose water festival is an annual ceremony in this city and is held with eagerness. Other herbs besides rose water are found in the city and can also be bought as souvenirs.
The dried flower of Mohammadi, is one of those souvenirs that can be every one’s favorite. These flowers can be used to design ferrini, Shole zard( a kind of Iranian food) or be used in tea. You can find them in packages in every shops in the city.
Kashan is one of the favorite cities of most people who visit Iran, and I think when you have completed your journey that can show something as a symbol of the cities you visited to your friends and family. So if you want to have something in order to always remember the beautiful city of Kashan, read the rest to see what things are available as Kashan handicrafts.
Kashan has a long history in carpet weaving and about 34% of it’s residents are occupied in the carpet weaving industry. Rugs are on of the souvenirs you can easily find in Kashan bazaar The motifs you can see in the rugs woven in Kashan are flowers and leaves, branches of trees, animals, or historical events and in order to color the silks they use walnut skin, alizarine, pomegranate skin, and vine tree leaves. Traditional carpet weaving skills are passed down from mothers and grandmothers to girls, and men learn it from their mothers. It’s not bad to know that Kashan carpet weaving skills are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO considers Kashan’s traditional carpet weaving skills to reflect the human creativity and cultural diversity of Iranian society.
Gelim is a handmade carpet which is woven from wool, Gelim is used as rug; and Jajim is a non-cracked ground cloth that can be used on both sides. If you are into the beautiful Persian rugs but can’t afford to buy one as a souvenir or want something lighter than a rug, these handicrafts can be a good option for you.
Ziloo is one of the most artistic things that you can find among Kashan handicrafts. It tis actually a kind of ground cloth made of cotton lining, which is mostly founded in lands with a dry climate due to the coolness of cotton. It is a double-layered cloth and its motifs are completely subjective, with no prior designs.
Sialk hills where one of the fist places in the world that pottery born in it, and the art of pottery goes back to 7000 years ago in this city. In my opinion, one of the best souvenirs you can find and buy in Kashan as a memento can be an earthenware, you can buy pots in different shapes and beautiful colors in Kashan bazaar, but don’t forget to bubble rap them and then put in in your luggage!
Giveh is a kind of light Summer shoe which is made from cotton and Nashjali giveh is a kind of giveh which is made is Nashj village. In this village, which is located 45 kilometers out of Kashan, men and women contribute to the development this shoes. Giveh consists of two separate parts, the out side and the sole, women weave the surface and the sole making is the work of the village men. The production of giveh is so vogue that you can see a workshop in almost every house of this village.
She’r is the name of a silk fabric that is woven by hand. Weaving she’r goes back to more than 350 years ago in Kashan and it is one of the oldest arts in Kashan. There is no specific design for this cloth and it is woven simple or in the pattern of stripes. the simple fabric is used for women and woven in the colors of purple, black, yellow, green and maroon; the stripe patterned cloth is used for men.
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