KHATAM ON COPPER VASE
Pieces of Metal and Wood are beautifully laid on a Copper vase.
This vase has been made by an artesian based in Esfahan.
Height: 26 cm
Diameter: 8 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 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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