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Quick intro to Persian Crafts
Minakari: Enamel Painting on Copper

Meenakari (Minakari) is the art of colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are decorated in an intricate design. Enamel working and decorating metals with colourful and baked coats is one of the distinguished courses of art in Isfahan. Mina is defined as some sort of glass-like coloured coat which can be stabilised by heat on different metals particularly copper. Persian Enamel handicrafts can be used for wall hanging plates, home decor and candy dishes.

 

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Firoozeh Koobi: Turquoise Stone Inlaying

Turquoise Inlaying on containers includes a copper object on parts of the surface of which small pieces of turquoise are set in mosaic fashion thus giving the object a special glamor. The production of Turquoise Inlaying includes two general stages: Goldsmith includes the making and preparation of the object intended for Turquoise Inlaying using one of the metals indicated above.  Then Turquoise Inlaying where inlayer buys waste turquoise chips & use them in making each Turquoise Inlaying object in proportion to the surface area.

 

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Khatam Kari: Marquetry with Wood & Metal

Khatam Kari consists in the production of incrustation patterns (generally star-shaped), with thin sticks of wood (ebony, teak, ziziphus, orange, rose), brass (for golden parts), camel bones (white parts). Ivory, gold or silver can also be used for collection objects. Sticks are assembled in triangular beams, themselves assembled and glued in a strict order to create a cylinder, 70 cm in diameter, whose cross-section is the main motif: a six-branch star included in a hexagon and then plated and glued on the object to be decorated, before lacquer finishing.

 

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Miniator: Miniature Hand Painting

Persian Miniature is a small handmade oil painting on paper or more importantly on a piece of camel bone. The techniques are broadly comparable to the Western and Byzantine traditions of miniatures in illuminated manuscripts. The bright and pure colouring of the Persian miniature is one of its most striking features. The workshop tradition and division of labour within both an individual miniature complicates the attribution of paintings. Some are inscribed with the name of the artist, sometimes as part of the picture itself.

 

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Ghalamzani: Hammer & Nail Metal Engraving

Engraving (Ghalam Zani) is the art of carving superb designs on various metals such as copper, brass, silver and gold. Isfahan is the main center for engraving. The artistic work of this course made by the artists are the glorious and undeniable indication of Previous metal work of Iran and Isfahan. Persian Metalwork Engraving is perhaps the most continuous and best-documented artistic medium from Iran in the Islamic period. Each hand engraved item may take up to one week to be finished depending on its size.

 

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Ghalamkar: Hand Printed Textile

 

Ghalamkar fabric is a type of Textile printing, patterned Iranian Fabric. The fabric is printed using patterned wooden stamps made of pear wood which has better flexibility and density for carving and long-standing utility. A tapestry may be stamped depending on its density and size, between hundreds and tens of thousands of times. For instance, 2 meters by 1.4 meters should be stamped about 580 times up to 4000 times in an elegant work.

 

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Termeh: Luxury Quilted Textile

Termeh is a hand woven colourful textile with special patterns mainly Persian Paisley which was originated in Yazd.  Weaving Termeh is a sensitive, careful and time-consuming work that a good weaver could produce only 25-30 centimetres in a day. Although nowadays they are not 100% hand made, a good quality Termeh can be woven maximum of 100 cm a day and since there are only a few machines for weaving Termeh, it is still an exclusive and costly kind of tablecloth.

 

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Recent Blog Articles
The True Story of Persis Persian Handicrafts - Part II

The True Story of Persis Persian Handicrafts - Part II

Reza 12/02/2019 0
In the previous post, I explained why Persian Handicrafts are unique in its nature and why it could be considered as luxury handmade crafts internationally. Now What is special about Persis Crafts? I hope so far I could make it more clear why I chose Persian Handicrafts as my main passion. After all, I then decided to seriously create a Persian Handicraft platform what is known now as “Persis Crafts” under the domain of www.PersianHandicrafts.com. I will now explain more why Persis Crafts is not...
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The True Story of Persis Persian Handicrafts - Part I

Reza 22/01/2019 0
Over the last few years, many people asked me how I came across the Persian Handicrafts business? Well, that is a very good question and I have decided to write a post on this plus a little more information which could make this post even more interesting! All about Persis Crafts started in March 2014. This is when I was actively looking for a second chance to further push my entrepreneurial ideas more in an online/internet business form.  After careful analysis of the pros and cons of possible ...
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Announcing our new logo and look!

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Big news! Today, we’re releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, colours, and font. You’ll see the new look anywhere we’re out in public, like our website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter; very soon you’ll see it in all of our products, as well. We believe the new look better matches what we’ve become and Known as Persis Crafts: a Leading Persian Handicrafts Online Store with a Great Selections of Persian Home Decore, Gifts and Cadeau.Our old logo was simply a Pe...
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Persian Turquoise Guide

Persian Turquoise Guide

Reza 27/11/2015 0
 Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydratedphosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise, like most other opaque gems, has been devalued by the introduction of treatments, imitations, and synthetics onto the market. The substance has been known by many names, but the word turquoise, which dates t...
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Persian Handicrafts & Arts - Types and Variations

Reza 20/08/2015 0
ArtIran is home to one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry.The high plateau of Iran has seen the development of many cultures, all of which have added distinctive features to the many styles of Persian art and architecture. Although earlier civilizations are known, the first archaelogical finds of artistic importance are the superb ceramics from Susa and Pers...
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Post: Persian Handicrafts - Iran Arts & Crafts

Post: Persian Handicrafts - Iran Arts & Crafts

Reza 09/08/2015 0
Buy Persian Persian Handicrafts at: www.persianhandicrafts.com Persia has been a center of civilization for at least 7000 years. Iran art as one of the richest art heritages in the world history and encompasses many disciplines including Calico (Ghalamkar) ,Gerehchini ,Making National Musical Instruments of Iran (Tar & Setar) ,Silverwork, Woodcarving ,Engraving (Ghalamzani) , Inlaid work ,Miniature, Tile working, Writing and calligraphy  and pottery. Iranians were among the first nations who use...
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Post: Your Guide to Buying Persian Rugs

Post: Your Guide to Buying Persian Rugs

Reza 02/08/2015 3
 Persian rugs, which are made in Iran by skilled artisans, are some of the most sought after rugs available. Persian rugs are highly respected for their quality, durability, and beautiful craftsmanship. A genuine Persian rug, depending on its age, size, and quality of craftsmanship, can fetch many thousands of dollars or even millions. Iran is the world’s largest producer and exporter of any handmade carpets. They supply three quarters of the world’s total hand-woven carpet output. There are man...
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BLUE MOSQUE OF TABRIZ, TURQUOISE OF ISLAM

BLUE MOSQUE OF TABRIZ, TURQUOISE OF ISLAM

Reza 26/07/2015 0
The historical city of Tabriz in Iran's East Azarbaijan Province houses some of the most spectacular examples of Islamic and Iranian architecture.One of these grand structures is the Blue Mosque, also known as the Turquoise of Islam for the stunningly beautiful azure and turquoise mosaics covering both its interior and exterior.The Blue Mosque (Masjed-e Kaboud), also known as Masjed-e Mozaffariya, was built during the rule of the Qara Qoyunlu Dynasty (1351-1469) and completed in 1465.The mosque ...
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Video Post: Persian Termeh Industry

Video Post: Persian Termeh Industry

Reza 19/07/2015 0
 Termeh is a handwoven cloth of Iran, primarily produced in the Yazd province. Weaving Termeh requires a good wool with tall fibers. Termeh is woven by an expert with the assistance of a worker called “Goushvareh-kesh”. Weaving Termeh is a sensitive, careful, and time-consuming process; a good weaver can produce only 25 to 30 centimeters in a day. The background colors which are used in Termeh are jujube red, light red, green, orange and black. Termeh has been admired throughout history: Greek h...
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The Art of Pottery - Persian Handicrafts & Arts

The Art of Pottery - Persian Handicrafts & Arts

Reza 11/07/2015 1
"THE TASTE AND TALENT OF THIS PEOPLE CAN BE SEEN THROUGH THE DESIGNS OF THEIR EARTHEN WARES", R. GHIRSHMANThe history of the art of pottery in Iran goes back into ancient time. When agriculture came into existence and cultivation started on Iran's plateau by me primitive races of this land, people made utensils of killed clay in order to meet their needs.Fingerprints of primitive natives of Iran can be seen on these earthenware. The first earthenware were two kinds, black utensils and red ones, ...
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