Gol-Ghaltan ritual for infants

Fun Fact: In Persia, Babies Are Rolled in Rose Petals

10.08.20 /

Did you know fun fact in Persia it’s a 400 year old tradition to roll newborns in their first spring of their life in freshly-cut rose petals to prevent disease, improve their lungs and respiratory system and bring freshness and happiness to their lives 👶💪  Their mother, grandmother, and aunties pick lots of fresh and scented roses from gardens, fill a white linen with these gorgeous flowers and lay the baby down in it, holding sides of the cloth, swinging it and singing local songs wishing good health and fortune for the baby. This month is our beloved persian rose harvest season in Kashan Shiraz, Iran so we’re very excited to bring the divine aroma of these heaven sent beauty straight to your kitchens and bath tubs again.

Image credit: Fars News

Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.