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Ghalamkari

Ghalamzani is one of the famous and popular Iranian handicrafts! Ghalamkari refers to the art of carving various designs on metal objects. The metal used in Ghalamkari can be made of copper, silver, brass, and gold, which are engraved by the artist using a chisel and hammer. The history of Ghalamkari in Iran dates back thousands of years before Christ and is considered one of the oldest handicrafts in Iran. The art of Ghalamzani is widespread in various cities of Iran such as Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tabriz, where the world's finest Ghalamzani masters are actively producing Ghalamzani products. Ghalamkari is performed in five different styles: embossing, semi-embossing, fine chiseling, engraving, and openwork on metals. This leads to the production of unique and artistic products. Ghalamzani is typically seen on metal products such as mirrors and candlesticks, decorative containers, decorative plates, jewelry, vases, and even sometimes on the doors and windows of houses. At Persis Collection's online store, we sell various Ghalamkari products for you, dear customers. These products are the handiwork of Iranian artists and masters, delicately produced. You can place Iranian Ghalamzani products and vessels in your home decor from anywhere in the world by purchasing from the Persis Collection site, or gift these valuable and exquisite products to your friends and loved ones.

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About Ghalamkari

Isfahan, the cultural heart of Iran, is the native home of the most splendid arts and handicrafts in the world. A variety of arts like Persian Minakari (enameled), Persian Khatam Kari, Firoozeh Koobi (turquoise), Termeh, Toerutics (engraving), filigree, Moaragh (marquetry), and Ghalamkari originated or thrived in this city. As the people of this city are fascinated by art and culture, they pay great attention to handmade materials and cultural development. So, a lot of workshops and professional masters work and teach their students in a variety of majors in this magnificent and historical city.

Ghalamkari of Isfahan is also named as Chitsazi and Calico work. The word originally pertains to making something on cloth with a pencil. It could be in black and white or in multiple colors. The major mall of Isfahan has been the center of Ghalamkari for a long time because there are a lot of workshops where professional masters and their students work.

This fabric was used to make expensive clothes for famous and royal families who had a high social level in the old times. Some gold and silver threaded designs were observed in this fabric. The other advantage of this art fabric was connected to its role in interior design to sewing curtains, wall coverings, and bedspreads. Today, Ghalamkari cloth is mostly used to make purses, scarves, wallets, mats, and tablecloths. Isfahan is the heart of this fantastic art with different products which attract the attention of everyone.

Introduction of Ghalamkari

One of the most splendid handicrafts of Iran is Ghalamkari cloth. It is a type of fabric with some paintings which date back to the Ghaznavid Era. The designs in this cloth are alike that in the tiles in the mosques and the carpets. Persian patterns are often repeated in Ghalamkari fabric, particularly in its borders. Some people think that as this art has ordinary designs and patterns, it is older than the art of carpet weaving. Ghalamkari Cloth is one of the genuine Persian handicrafts

Traditional  Art Products:

Ghalam Zani

Termeh

Firoozeh Koobi

Khatam Kari

Minakari