Shopping

Hats in Tabriz

Kolahdozan Bazaar

A couple of hat shops in the main Tabriz bazaar sell traditional papakh (Azeri hats, from IR350,000) made of tight-curled astrakhan wool.
Carpets in Tabriz

Small-Knot Carpet Bazaar

This area of the Tabriz bazaar specialises in finer-quality (ie higher knot density, with more knots per unit) handmade carpets.
Bazaar in Tabriz

Leather Market

Across Madani St, the leather section of the Tabriz bazaar makes a wonderful place to hunt for that belt or shoulder bag.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Rasht

Farahmand

Souvenirs ranging from Gilaki wooden spoons to amusing wicker frogs are sold here.
Books in Rasht

Ta’ati Bookshop

Sells highly detailed (in Farsi) city maps (IR60,000).
Gifts & Souvenirs in Rasht

Cadeau

Handmade cane and wooden crafty objects.
Sports & Outdoors in Ardabil

Himalaya

Good gear shop for camping supplies.
Arts & Crafts in Orumiyeh

Shayestah Handicrafts

Choose between beautiful blue-glass Persian vases and ceramics, or perhaps go with a wood-carved cheetah?
Antiques in Orumiyeh

Pasargad Antiques

This is the most intriguing of the curio shops along Imam Ave.
Books in Tabriz

Shayesteh Publications

Sells English maps of various places in Iran.