Saffron is the red-yellow stigma of the crocus flower and must be hand-picked during short annual flowering seasons. Each flower produces only three stigmas, so it takes approximately 150 flowers to yield just one gram of dry saffron threads.
saffron has a great value and power so it is not bad to know some facts about it.
Do not buy saffron in high quantity for domestic use because saffron flavor becomes weak over time so always buy as much as you need. Packages up to 5 grams can be a decent amount for ordinary families.
Store saffron metal containers with glass because plastic containers affect the smell and taste of saffron and absorb them.
Crush saffron only when you want to use for a short time because process of reducing odor and taste increases in crushed saffron.
the ART of a CULTURE from HEART of HISTORY
From generation to generation Persian handicrafts have been preserved in cultural aspects of society since the ancient times. That includes Iranian architecture, art, life style, etc.
Nowadays Iranian handicrafts are considered as unique masterpieces which contain hundreds of years of history. Arian holding realizes this product not just as a product to export but as a mean to trade history through expanding the rich and valuable culture of ancient Persia.
We have started to export handicrafts in 2017 by participating in European exhibitions. Today we are managing many active handicraft stores in iran and supplying them directly with the original hand-made products from inside Iran.
Below are some of the famous Iranian crafts
Timeless material with different range of patterns and multitude of colors!
The word marmarit is exclusive to Iran, it is also called “sanandaji” in commercial literature. In scientific texts Onyx and marmarit are categorized in one group as Marble. Marmarit sometimes includes limestone which is not categorized as Marble. Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is composed primarily of the mineral Calcite. Marble is very precious because of its beauty, strength and resistance to fire and erosion. Ancient Iranian and Greek people frequently used it in their sculptures and buildings!
The history of bricks reaches the fourth millennium more than the millennium, and the crushing furnaces are used in regions where heavy stone is used and the most suitable material and soil. In ancient Iran, the maximum use of stone in residential houses, commercial and sacred places and a special beauty to these buildings has been given. Bricks are used for comfortable matching with human demands. It is necessary to coordinate with the scientific progress and its composition and appearance with the traditional and modern Iranian architecture.