Saffron is made from the stamens of the Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “Saffron crocus”. These flowers are handpicked, after which the stamens are also extracted from the flower by hand. This is why saffron is so expensive. As with gold, the price changes every day, and depends a lot on the harvest and the economical situation. Saffron originated in Iran and nowadays Iran still accounts for over 90% of the world production of Saffron. Thanks to the special soil, and the stable climate, Iran is able to harvest Saffron 4 times a year, whereass other countries can only harvest once a year. This in combination with cheap labor prices means that Iran is able to supply high quality Saffron for a decent price.
As different climates and soils produce slightly different tastes, and as taste differs, Holland distribution provides Saffron both from Marokko and Iran.
Even though you can have your Saffron in different ways, it is still quite easy to measure the quality in a laboratory.
The quality of Saffron is measured by conducting a lab analysis of the product, when it comes to testing Saffron there are three main factors to consider. The three most important are Safranal, Crocin, and Picocrocin.
Holland Distribution is proud to state having the best Saffron in the world, as all our readings are in the highest category, being 100% pure and organic.
The ART of a CULTURE from the 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!
Holland Distribution has visited over 80 marble quaries to select the best quality marble which the Persian Empire has to offer for you. We can deliver this marble either in bricks, sheets, half fabricates or finished products.
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!