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Embossing (Ghalam Kari)

Such work take Months and years To Finish, Each beat on the metal is done with precision and passion.Single person ( Ostad) (Maestro) works on one piece and this Art is Handed and thought from one person to other and takes 5-10 years to master.This piece is 1.3 to 1.7 meters and of copper.

The embossing industry is one of the most advanced Iranian hand skills. In the Islamic period, the embossing industry, took on considerable progress. Magnificent metal-works with different patterns have been created by artists of Khorassan, Rey, Hamedan and Samarkand . Isfahan is the main center of embossing. Silver and copper vases, various types of fruit bowls, chocolate boxes, and embossed trays and cups are made in handicraft workshops in this historic city. These articles are embossed in a magnificent way. An artist of this field, for creating desired patterns, will perhaps use dozens of fine and large engraving chisels. Images created by the carvers on the surface of gold, silver, copper or bonze items take inspiration from older patterns.

Styles, images of flowers and leaves, different birds and animals, other geometrical patterns inspired from the magnificent ceramic works of mosques are employed in the arts of embossing works of Isfahan are quote fine, graceful and meaningful.

I hope you enjoy such Work , as i coudnt resist looking at it for hours and hours and thought i should share it by taking a photo of it.

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