With skills that are passed down for generations, the art of Iranian crafts has long been a reflection of Iranian people's creativity and ingenuity. The intricate detail and meticulous methods is a display of inventiveness, and the elaborate designs proof of perseverance. Moreover, the abundance of natural materials make it possible for Iranians to produce beautiful and inexpensive handicrafts.
Persian carpet is an art-industry that has long served a name and credit to Iranian culture. Flooring every home by Iranian carpet is a chance to touch on several years of Iran’s long history. The delicate fibers of Iranian carpet display the epic of its weavers to depict the God's creation in their layout. Apart from the carpet, the woven items of this field reaches up to 50 types and the majority has flooring usage and other with particular applications.
Jajim is a woolen cloth identical to Gilim with colorful striped layout used as a mat. Jajim is woven by cotton or wool, and some by colored yarns. Best woolen cloth is woven in the Turkmen and nomadic tribes, especially Azerbaijan and Kurdistan.
It is also a woven rug but with lint in addition to wrap and woof. While division, it is not categorized among carpets but as a rug, perhaps because the lint length and its nodes are much thicker and longer. Gabbeh is the handmade product of tribes and today produced in some workshops. The weaver chooses the layout according to his concepts or perspective of his surrounding animals, people, trees or even woven geometric shapes. The size of Gabbeh is about one and a half to four meters.
Gilim is a lint-free mat. While weaving this type of carpet, picks passes through the fibers. There are different types of Gilim products that each has its own beauty. Weaving some is a painstaking task, thus more expensive and some made easier and cheaper in the market.
There are several different styles of woven handicrafts that are popular in Iran that you can take home as unique souvenirs.