Handicraft, Music, Dance and Food, Golestan
Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Golestan
The most important handicrafts of Golestan province are: silk-weaving, carpet weaving, felt making, carpets and Jajeem weaving, wooden statues and vessels, textile weaving throughout the province and in particular in Turkaman vicinity. Its most important gifts are, Turkaman carpets, cushions, wooden and mat handicrafts that are very interesting for tourists.
Local and Regional Foods, Golestan
There are many types of delicacies such as soups, many types of roasted meals such as meat, vegetable, cutlet, Shami, Morqetorsh, Tah Beryan, Kadou Qaalyeh, types of fish, Morq Badenjan Pollow, Sir Qalyeh, nargesi, Esphenaj Torshe, Loubiapateh, Shirin Tareh, Badenjan Pateh, Nardoun, Qalyeh, special foods for Sheferd, Fesenjan Aloumosmma, Katteh Chelav, Khoresht Anar, Mirzaqasemi, Torshe Tarreh, Esfenaj Pollow, Local bread, Anarteem Pahlou, Baqali Pollow, types of cookies, sweet meat, many kinds of pickles as well as other dishes…
Local Music and Dances, Golestan
The Turkaman music which has more than 500 melodies has been basically played according to four main divisions, i.e., "Mokhammas", "Tashnid", Qajiqlar" and "Navayee". These divisions can be played in four different methods in special regions or sects. These four methods are known as "Gorgan Yooli", which is more simpler than the other methods; "Damana Yooli", which is more related to the performance style of Khorassan Turkamans (and is more reputed than "Gorgan Yooli"); "Mari Yooli" and "Khiveh Yooli". The most famous and important Turkaman musical instrument is "Dotar"