Qottab is an almond-filled deep-fried Iranian cuisine pastry or cake, prepared with flour, almonds, powdered sugar, vegetable oil, and cardamom. The city of Yazd is well known for its qottab.

Pottery and Ceramics

Pottery and Ceramics (Earthernwares): Pottery has a 6,000-year-old history in Iran, which is the oldest handmade artwork. The earthenware is world famous for its designs, especially “fish”, “the lady sun” and “the hen”. Meybod is a prominent pottery-producing center in Yazd province.


Termeh is an elegant, hand-embroidered silk fabric with fine threads of gold woven in, similar to a brocade. Usually in paisley designs you can find it made into a variety of products such as shoes, bags, tablecloths, and jewelry pouches, or you can, quite simply, buy the fabric itself.