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Minakari Sugar Decanter 25cm

Minakari sugar decanter is beautifully made by hand, inspired by Persian art.  MinaKari is the art of Enamel working and decorating Copper with colourful and baked coats is one of the distinguished courses of art in Isfahan.

Item description:

  • Artwork: Minakari
  • Production: Handmade
  • Object: Mina Art Suger Decanter
  • Height with lid: 27 cm
  • Height lid: 10 cm
  • Mouth Diameter: 15 cm
  • Origin: Persian
  • Material: Copper

Coating: Enameled coating and metal oxide painting

Please note No two handmade items are exactly alike.

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.

Sugar Decanter

Minakari, also known as enameling, is a traditional Persian art form that involves painting designs onto metal objects using bright and vivid colors. A Minakari sugar decanter is a decorative container for storing and serving sugar that has been decorated using this art form.

To create a Minakari sugar decanter, the surface of the metal decanter is first cleaned and prepared to ensure that the enamel adheres properly. Next, the design for the decanter is drawn onto the surface of the metal using a pencil or other marking tool.

Once the design is in place, a special type of enamel paint is applied to the surface of the decanter, typically using a small brush. The enamel paint is allowed to dry, and then the process is repeated with additional layers of paint to build up the colors and create a more vibrant and eye-catching design.

Once the enamel paint has dried completely, the entire surface of the decanter is polished to create a smooth and shiny finish. The final step is to add any additional decorative touches, such as gold or silver accents, to the design to give it a more luxurious and elegant look.

A Minakari sugar decanter can be a beautiful and functional addition to any home decor. It can be used to store and serve sugar for tea or coffee, or it can simply be displayed as a decorative object in its own right. The bright and vivid colors of the enamel paint, combined with the intricate and detailed designs, make Minakari sugar decanters a true work of art.

Weight1 kg
Dimensions20 × 20 × 20 cm

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