Iran has been a cradle of civilization for at least 7000 years. Iran art as one of the richest art heritages in the world history and encompasses many disciplines including Calico (Ghalamkar), Gerehchini, Making National Musical Instruments of Iran (Tar & Setar), Silverwork, Woodcarving, Engraving (Ghalamzani), Inlaid work, Miniature, Tile working, Writing, calligraphy and pottery. Iranians were among the first nations who use geometry, astronomy and mathematics in architecture and have wonderful skills in making massive domes and you still can visit in the structure of bazaars and mosques.
Isfahan is one of the largest handicraft production and sales centers in the world. Shiraz, Yazd and Kordestan, Baluchestan, Gilan and Azerbahjan are Major souvenir centers in Iran.