What are North Khorasan souvenirs?

What are North Khorasan souvenirs?

North Khorasan souvenirs as same as souvenirs of the other parts of our country contain both eatable materials and handicrafts. One of the unique handicrafts of this region is the double-faced carpet that is one of the reasons that foreign travelers come to this part of Iran.

North Khorasan province is located in the North-East of Iran and has the same border with Turkmenistan from the North part of Iran.

Central of this City is Bojnourd and it is the fifth big province of whole Iran.

North Khorasan province has the big capacity for development of Tourism industry and has many Natural, Historical and Sports attractions.

From the Natural attractions of this province we can point to some of them as follow:

  • Tourist village of Esfidan in Bojnourd city
  • Beshqardash spring of Bojnourd that the water of that has many medicinal properties
  • Baba aman walkway with rich vegetation and full of water spring that is located near the branch beside Atrak River
  • Tourism village of Gelian in Shiravan city

Edible Souvenirs of North Khorasan province

Abnabaat (Candy)

The most famous souvenirs of North Khorasan especially Bojnourd is any kind of candy that the age of making them especially in the local workshops is back to more than one century. It is common for them to eat these candies instead of sugar near their tea. The oldest kind of candy in this province is Abnabaat Qeichy ( one kind of candy) that the age of that back to many years ago. This kind of candy because of cutting with very big traditional scissors has this name. The most famous candy of this province is Abnabaat Shekar panir (one kind of candy) the main product of making this candy is white material as same as dough that is coming from boiling sugar and water together. They boil sugar and water together until it comes to be thick and after that, they make this red material to the white one by rubbing.

Of Corse in some kinds of candies as same as Shekar panir people consume a little rice or wheat flour and in some the other kinds of candies, they use a little albumen.

The most kinds of taste of candies that they are common from very past are as follow:

  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger

But today you can find the other tastes of candy in this province either. Some of these taste are as follow:

  • Coconut
  • Pistachios
  • Cocoa


North Khorasan is the sixth producer of Grape in Iran and it has the fifth level in the surface of land under-producing this product. About 10 percent of grapes of whole Iran is catching from these grapes trees. This province from the part of variety in producing products has the unique level in Iran either.

Some of the most important grapes of this province are as follow:

  • Kolah daary
  • Bi daaneh Soltaani
  • Shast Arous
  • Lal
  • Khalili
  • Sahebi
  • Asgary
  • Sefid
  • Sabouni
  • Yaquoti

Two faces carpets

Weaving this kind of carpet is only from the Turkmen peoples of this province and you cannot find the other models of this carpet from the other Turkmen peoples in the other places. The special village of Doidoukh Olia from the part of Razoujer galan city is the main part of this kind of two-faced carpet. This kind of carpet preparing with the silky kind of cotton that they make by the natural colours. Some of the needed cotton are preparing from inside and some the other kinds of cotton are preparing from the outside of the village. All of these cotton are dyeing inside the village. For making this kind of two-faced carpet two weavers are sitting behind the special place of weaving carpet that each side of that has its own design. This kind of carpet has only one main difference in prepared with the one face carpet.

Some of the famous designs of two face carpet are as follow:

  • Yamout
  • Chahar Fasl (Four seasons)
  • Qarqachaaq
  • Qaapqaapi
  • Toranj (Orange)

Of Corse two face carpet because of the difficult way of preparing and consuming a long time is not making in a big size. These kinds of carpets have many fans in Europe and countries in the South-East of Asia.