A great handicraft of Isfahan which is made with love and interest is Ghalamkari cloth. It is a magnificent fabric with some printed designs on the center or its borders which can be in different patterns of flowers, birds, palaces and other things. Isfahan is the center of making this eye-catching art around the world. Isfahan handicrafts souvenirs are very popular in the world.
History of Ghalamkari
One of the most magnificent handicrafts of Iran is Ghalamkari cloth. It is a kind of fabric with some paintings which goes back to Ghaznavied Era. The designs in this cloth are similar to that in the tiles in the mosques and the carpets. Persian patterns are usually repeated in Ghalamkari fabric, especially in its borders. Some people believe that as this art has simple designs and patterns, it is older than the art of carpet weaving.Ghalamkari Cloth is one of the original Persian handicrafts.