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 is the most expensive spice on Earth.

saffron is one of the most expensive things. Which plant is sold in grams? A very low number can be seen in this category. saffron is valuable as much as it is difficult to obtain. About 110/000 to 170/000 crocus flowers are required in order to obtain one kilogram of dried saffron! Apart from the fact that curing process, soil type and harvest time and the importance of speed increase the value of this magical spice.  saffron has become one of the most expensive spices in the world due to high demand and limited production.

 a good price in IRAN because of being straight from the sourc

Ninety-five percent of the world’s saffron comes from Iran. It has traditionally been grown in Khorasan, an area (about the size of England) in the north-east of Iran with ideal soil and climate conditions for the crop. Saffron is a valuable spice with origins in Zagros Mountains area in “Mede” era. Saffron which takes a lot of labor to produce, is actually a very small part of the plant Crocus Sativus Lineas and everything about it is really interesting.

WHY IRANIAN SAFFRON?

Iran can be considered as the cradle of the world’s saffron. Almost 90 percent of the world’s saffron is produced in Iran. Even many of saffron that are distributed with label of other countries are from Iran. saffron in Iran goes back 3000 years and still has its own power. saffron is known as the red gold of desert because its origin is Iran’s deserts. Even Unlike the fact that many believe the word saffron originates from Arabic name, Iran is the origin of its name and most of the Arabic sources have reference to Iranian sources.

Facts about keeping and buying saffron

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

KHATAM

Visiting Iran and fighting the temptation of buying Khatam for souvenir seems impossible!

Different kinds of Khatam decorative objects; jewelry boxes, mirror and photo frames, office supplies, chess boards catch the eye of many tourists in Esfahan. This city has been the homeland of khatam workshops from Safavi Empire up to the present time. Esfahani masters make unique objects decorated with khatam like expensive caskets, tables, clocks, accessories for the table.

Wood, metal and bone are combined forming a unique pattern of a flower. It consists of assembling thin sticks of different natural materials in a geometric, most often star-shaped patterns. Needed material are chosen according to their colors in order to reach the proper final product.

MINA KARI

The depiction of Esfahani masters from sky forms the unique art of Mina. Minakari is a delicate artwork designed by paining on ceramic and different metals. This Complicated process; forming the metal, coating with enamel and painting is being perfectly done by skillful Persians from the old times.

GHALAM KARI

Incredible taste of Iranian traditional foods are inseparable with the fabulous drawings of Galamkar tablecloth!

Making a ghalamkar Terme is a time- taking and delicate job. In Yazd many enthusiastic women are making wonders! They use wooden stamps to draw beautiful patterns on cloth.

FIRUZE KUB

Firuze kub is a relatively new type of handicraft, but it is connected with another story. The word “firuz” means a stone of happiness and is translated as “turquoise”. Iran is considered the birthplace of the best turquoise. According to legend, turquoise is the bone of those who died of love. The stone itself is revered as a symbol of love and passion. The stone in Iran is more expensive than in other countries, but Iranian turquoise is of the best quality.

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!

In comparison to Travertine, Marble is more appropriate for interior and exterior facings, because of its more hardness and less porosity. Two main textures of Marble rocks include sugary texture and mosaic texture. Pure Marble is white, but presence of impurities like Hematite, Limonite and Carbon turns it into red, light yellow, black, pink and other color combinations.

All stone here defined as marble must be capable of taking a polish. Stone in this category comprises a variety of compositional and textural types, ranging from pure carbonate to rocks containing very little carbonate that are classed commercially as marble (for example, serpentine marble). Most marbles possess an interlocking texture and a range of grain size from cryptocrystalline to 5 mm.

Marble is an Organogenic sedimentary rock which is categorized as chemical sedimentary rocks. These rocks are mostly formed chemically/biochemically from algae, coral and Calcite sediments. They may also form from Shale, planktonic creatures and silicification. Fossils may be found in layers of this rock, so marbles may be classified as fossiliferous limestone. Generally dimension stones of this group include compact Limestone and fossiliferous limestone.

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.

Brick Features

Good bricks need to sound bells when dealing with bricks. Alarm sound is a sign of good health and resistance and a bit of water absorption. Good brick should resist fire and do not stick and water. The color of the good brick should be uniform and also It should have a level without holes. The hardness of the brick should be so large that it does not fit with the nail.

The promotion of Iran’s name in the international arena has always been a mission of the company and exports are among the company’s main programs. The company intends to be among the top exporters in Central Asia in the coming years.