KHATAM JEWELRY OR PENCIL BOX
Pieces of Metal and Wood beautifully laid on a wooden pencil box.
designed in two patterns. 1. Full Khatam 2. Tazhib art
This pencil box has been made by the artisan based in Esfahan.
Size: 20 x 6.5 x 6 cm
Khātam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles. with delicate pieces of wood , bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns.
Designing of inlaid articles is a highly elaborate process. Inlaid articles in the Safavid era took on a special significance as artists created their precious artworks. Woods used include betel, walnut, cypress and pine. These works include doors and windows, mirror frames, Quran boxes, inlaid boxes, pen and penholders, lanterns and shrines.
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