Ghalamzani (Engraving on Metal)

Ghalamzani is one of the old handicrafts of Iran, which is in the group of metalworking. Engraving is the equivalent word for Qhalamzani In English. Anyway, it is the art of decorating and carving various patterns and designs on metal objects. The base metal is mainly copper, gold, silver, and brass. They do the engraving […]

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Safavi House – More than a Simple Cafe

Looking for a delicate, warm social place to just relax for a bit and rest? If you are around Khaghani Street in Isfahan, you’d better get yourself to Safavi House, a mixture of modernization and history. Safavi House – More than Just a Cafe Safavi House is not only a cafe in Isfahan. With more […]

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Minakari (Vitreous Enamel) – The Great Persian Art

In addition to its colorful sights and attractions, each land has other attractive effects and stuff that we can enjoy. We can immerse ourselves in their sparkling colors and maybe get them as souvenirs. Iran is a very rich country in handicrafts. And the variety of designs, patterns, and colors are large. The art of […]

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Ghalamkari

Watching colourful painted pieces of cloth, makes you amaze how they are wonderfully ingenuous. Different designs and themes can hold your hand and take you to the world of art. They can be plants, flowers, animals, historical events, miniature, musicians, dancers, hunting scenes, traditional gyms (zoorkhaneh) and old Iranian literature stories and historical events. The […]

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Carpet, Kilim & Gabbeh

Persian Carpet is one of the oldest handicraft in the world. the oldest Persian carpet is located in hermitage museum and is called Pazyryk. This Carpet is about 2500 years old. In Isfahan there are so many Carpet shops and Galleries where you can find all types of woven handicraft from different parts of Iran. Just […]

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Tile Work (Kashi Kari)

A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. In Islamic mosques tiles are used for decorating and covering of the mosque. Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and […]

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Khatam (Inlaid Work)

Inlaid work (or Khatam as it is called in Persian) means wood decorating with multiple regular sides. Khatam is made in different sides five, six, eight, and ten sides. At present, the six sided Khatam is the most prevalent whose materials are cut and wrapped or pasted in equilateral triangle form with string or glue. […]

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Poolaki

Poolaki is a type of candy made mainly in Isfahan, Iran. Its shape is in the form of a thin disc, pretty much like a very thin coin, which starts dissolving as it enters the mouth. It is made of sugar, water, white vinegar and some natural taste of saffron, dried lime or cocoa powder. […]

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Gaz

The sweet, milky sap found on the angebin plant is associated with manna, a food mentioned in the religious texts of the Abrahamic religions. Its ingredients including pistachio or almond kernels, rosewater and egg white. Depending on the ingredients mixed in, gaz can have a subtle rose flavor, a nutty taste, or a savory and […]

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