Iranian woven fabrics such as carpet, Kilim, gabbah, jajim and etc. are very popular among foreign tourists and the reputation of the global Persian carpets and rugs. The existence of diverse designs and colors is one of the reasons for the popularity of this art among Iranian souvenirs. Most tourists take a small piece of this carpet, Kilim Gabbeh or Jajim as a souvenir to their country. You can discover the beauty of these shops in Tehran, Kashan, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz. These carpets are often expensive, but if you are not the one who can buy the best Persian handmade carpet, you can buy something smaller and cheaper, such as a small carpet or a Gabbeh. Foreign tourists often buy small carpets or rugs in order to easily put them in their baggage.
Firuzkuh area, due to its suitable mountainous climate, has made it possible for the nomads cattle breeding and is one of the centers of wool production in Iran and this is why the Jajims of this region are very famous. So that local artists make high quality jajim with the high quality wool.
Firuzkuh city is not limited to agricultural products. The nomadic tribes of Tehran live in Firuzkuh. Jajim is a kind of handmade thick fabric which is woven from colored and delicate woolen or cotton yarns, or a mixture of both. It is usually woven in a striped, rainbow-like pattern. Nomads use it when moving for packing and moving toys and accessories and sometimes as a warm cover. It is also used as a mattress, rugs and bed linen. In Iran, they put jajim mostly on seats and bedside tables or as a bed linen or even a blanket. Even in some rural families, Jajims are gifted to newlyweds. If you are a fan of handmade and durable souvenirs, buying Firuzkuh’s unique gems can be a great option for you. Firuzkuh’s jajims are exceptional and wonderful in terms of pattern and materials and can be one of the best options for souvenirs.
The Iranian carpet has long been an art and industry whose reputation and popularity in the world has been a mark of its rich culture and history. Persian carpet is not only produced and marketed as a floor covering, but as an unrivaled competitor in the world of art that created artifacts used for decorating.
Carpet and rug weaving is one of the most common handicrafts in Tehran province which is extremely impressive and nowadays as a domestic professional has grown significantly in rural areas of this province especially in non-urban areas of Karaj, Damavand and Shemiranat. But there are also carpet weaving artists in Tehran who have focused their work mainly on Tablo Bafi (pictorial carpet), Chehre bafi and Hajmi bafi (volumetric rug or 3D carpet). It should be mentioned that in Tehran a number of artist designers as well as carpet weavers are working in the field of exquisite, valuable and high-quality rugs in terms of design, material and texture.
Carpet weaving is known as one of the most original Iranian symbols in the world. Personal and family photos, celebrities and artists can be found in the texture of carpets which is a new art that can be a precious and memorable gift, especially with the Originality of Iranian art. It will be an interesting and surprising souvenir.
Ahar is the most important and famous city of Iran in Verni Bafi, but considering that nomads mostly did this art, they probably brought Verni Bafi to Tehran by moving to Tehran, so that this handicraft is considered a part of Tehran's original handicrafts.
Verni is a kind of special rug and beautiful hand-woven fabric that seems to have been created by combining carpets and kilims. In some areas it is used as a cover or decoration of pavilions. Verni is also known as carpet-like or nomadic kilim. "Verni" is a product between kilims and carpets, which, like other kilims, is woven mentally and without a plan in advance by the women and girls of the nomads and villagers of Arasbaran region. The texture of this rug is provided by cotton, wool and silk threads like a carpet, and sometimes sheep’s wool, which is abundant in the region, is used for weaving. At present, Iran is the only exporter of this product. Verni’s design reflects the beliefs, customs and traditions of the people of this region, and in its texture mostly the imagination of animals and birds’ shapes are used. In Verni Bafi colors like cream, crimson, light blue, white and vivid colors are usually used and are marketed in different dimensions.