Firoozeh Koobi Turquoise On Copper Haft Seen Set
Turquoise inlaying on the Copper haft seen is also known as Firooze Koobi art, beautifully on a hand-engraved and sawed Copper haft seen, inspired by Persian art. Firooze Koobi which are small pieces of turquoise (Firoozeh) are set in a mosaic fashion. is one of the distinguished courses of art in Isfahan.
This haft seen has been hand-made by the artesian based in Esfahan using different techniques such as Ghalamzani, Khatam Kari and hand sawing.
The set includes 7 raised bowls, 1 raised platter and a mirror with 2 candlesticks.
- Artwork: Firoozeh Koobi
- Production: Handmade
- Object: Stand Platter
- Height of candy dishes: 30 cm,21 cm, 13cm, 11cm
- Height of Mirror: 59 cm
- Height of Candlesticks: 26 cm
- Height of Wide Plate: 12 cm
- Origin: Persian
- Material: Copper. Persian Turquoise Stone
- Coating: Enameled coating
Please note No two handmade items are exactly alike.
About Haft Seen Set
Haft Seen is a traditional table setting in Persian culture that is typically displayed during the celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. The name “Haft Seen” means “seven S’s,” and each item in the setting begins with the letter “S” in the Persian alphabet. The items that are traditionally included in a Haft Seen set vary, but may include:
- Sabzeh: a bowl of sprouts or grass, representing rebirth and renewal
- Samanu: a sweet pudding made from wheat germ, symbolizing abundance and wealth
- Senjed: dried fruit from the lotus tree, representing love
- Sir: garlic, representing medicine and health
- Sib: apples, symbolizing beauty and health
- Somaq: sumac berries, representing the colour of sunrise
- Serkeh: vinegar, symbolizing age and patience
In addition to these items, a Haft Seen set may also include coins, candles, a mirror, and traditional decorations such as flowers. The Haft Seen set is an important part of Nowruz celebrations and is believed to bring good fortune, health, and happiness to those who observe it.
About the artwork:
The artwork you are purchasing is called Mina with a rich old history of around 5000 years. Mina means blue in the ancient Persian language and the blue colour in this artwork is a symbol of heaven’s sky. Although blue is the traditional colour in this art, however, the contemporary Mina handcrafts could be found in a variety of colours these days such as green, grey, pink and etc.
Mina indeed is the art of painting and colouring on the surface of metal objects. The paint used in this artwork in most cases is prepared with metal oxide powders. Such metal powder, however, is mixed with special oils and solvents to form a creamy paint. The cream is then used to paint the object. Different metal oxide also produces different colour.
Besides the preparation of paint cream, the desired objects which are mainly made of copper are created by hammering and forming. These objects have a long list of shapes including vases, plates, containers and etc. After forming the objects they should be cleaned thoroughly prior to being covered with a white enamel coating. The cleanness of the surface is very important at this stage since very minor dirt or even hand oil or moisture could cause a crack in the final product. The enamelled object then is baked in the furnace at around 700° in a few stages.
Once the object is baked and cooled down, the already uniquely designed pattern of each item is transferred to the object’s surface. This is usually done by drawing on the paper first and punching small holes near to each other on the lines drawn on the paper. Graphite powder is usually used to mark on the metal surface through paper tiny holes. The white-coated copper object with marked lines then is painted carefully and artistically by hand. This stage is almost the most important part of the artwork and indeed the spirit of the Mina. The artist spends lots of time handling the details of the painting trying to make it unique, modern and beautiful.
The final object is again needed to be baked in the furnace for stabilizing the colour at around 800°. As a result of using metal-based paints and baking procedures, the Mina colour is stable, washable and anti-scratch.
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