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Khatam Kari

Khatamkari is one of the traditional and authentic Iranian handicrafts which is highly valued. This beautiful art is applied on objects and containers. In Khatamkari, small geometric designs in the form of mosaics or triangles are placed alongside each other on an object, creating a unique and artistic pattern. This beautiful art can be executed on wood, animal bones, and metals such as silver, brass, and aluminum. The smaller and finer the design of the Khatamkari on an object, the more exquisite, valuable, and refined the Khatam is.Objects with Khatamkari are highly valued, including Khatam-framed paintings, clocks, decorative items, desk accessories, containers, etc. These Khatamkari items, due to their pleasing beauty and high value, are typically purchased as precious gifts. Producing Khatamkari items requires not only artistic creativity and ingenuity but also precision, patience, and a great deal of time.If you intend to purchase Khatamkari products, you should know that not all Khatamkari items are of equal value, and you should ensure that the product you are interested in has been made by a skilled and artistic master, with all cuts, arrangements, and symmetry of the patterns properly observed.At Persis Collection store, we offer and sell various Khatamkari items such as backgammon boards, pen holders, chess sets, executive office sets, beautiful containers, clocks, and Khatamkari boxes, designed by Iranian artists. You can purchase the item of your choice from anywhere in the world and invite this unique Iranian art into your homes.

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About Khatam Kari

khatam kari work is considered one of Iran’s most important and exquisite handicrafts. This craft demands a great deal of patience and attention in addition to its amazing elegance and beauty. Seal the process of inserting very small pieces of wood “ebony, betel, walnut, jujube, orange”, metal “brass, aluminum, Persian silver”, and bone “ivory and camel bone” into regular geometric shapes “Hexagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, or hexagonal”, the result of which can be seen as small flowers or bright stars.

The art of khatam Kari developed in Iran during the Seljuk period and evolved throughout the Safavid period when the bazaar’s success lured artisans from all over the world to Isfahan, the Safavid capital. Construction of shrines and chests from incense wood and sandals with Azin Khatam for the tombs of the Imams began during the Safavid dynasty and has continued until now. The pulpit of Shiraz’s Atiq Grand Mosque, the inlaid doors of Timur Gurkhani’s palace called Delgosha in Samarkand, the doors decorated with geometric shapes of flowers and bushes from Bukhara, the wooden pulpit of Isfahan’s Lebanese mosque, and the doors of Golestan Palace’s Persian  Mirror Hall are all examples of inlaid works.

Art of Khatam Kari

In the early stages of starting work, bones and metals are prepared first, then cut to a length of 30 cm and a diameter of 1 to 2.5 mm and made into a triangle with a special tool. These sides are scraped and constructed of wire. These pieces of wood and bone are then cemented together and securely knotted with a razor septum, resulting in a so-called ” septum.” After a few hours, open the threads and rejoin the four septums, a process known as “tuglo.”

The khatam Kari are set next to each other on the wood’s surface according to pattern, color, form, and proportions, then ground and smoothed before being lubricated and polished. The quality of a khatam Kari product is determined by the small role and regularity of its sides and arrangement, which necessitates the craftsman’s expertise, precision, and patience.

Persian Khatam Kari

Welcome to our “Persian Khatam Kari” category, an exquisite showcase of Iranian craftsmanship that brings the ancient art of Khatam Kari to your doorstep. In this section, you’ll discover pieces that are not just products but symbols of a rich cultural heritage.

Khatam Kari History

Khatam Kari, a Persian version of marquetry, involves the intricate art of decorating surfaces with delicate pieces of wood, bone, and metal. This art form dates back to the Safavid era, embodying centuries of Iranian artistic tradition. Each piece in our collection tells a story, reflecting the deep historical roots and the skilled craftsmanship of Iranian artisans.

Khatam Kari Frames

Our Khatam Kari frames are more than just picture holders; they are artworks themselves. Crafted with precision and care, these frames add an element of Iranian elegance to any room. Whether showcasing cherished memories or standing alone as decorative pieces, they’re a testament to the enduring appeal of Persian art.

Khatam Kari Boxes

Explore our collection of Khatam Kari boxes, where functionality meets beauty. These boxes are not only ideal for storing your precious items but also serve as stunning decorative pieces. Each box, with its intricate patterns and designs, is a showcase of the painstaking detail and patience that goes into traditional Iranian craft.

Khatam Kari Prices

We believe in offering our exquisite Khatam Kari pieces at competitive prices. Our pricing reflects the artistry, time, and materials involved in creating these unique items, ensuring you receive both quality and value. From affordable smaller items to more luxurious pieces, there’s something for every budget.

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