KHATAM ON COPPER BONBON DISH
Pieces of Metal and Wood beautifully laid on a Copper bonbon dish.
This bonbon dish has been hand made by the artesian based in Esfahan.
Height with lid: 26 cm
Height without lid: 17 cm
Material: Copper, Brass and Wood
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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