Mini Vase – Mina
Made of Copper
1 in stock
Enameling or Minakari is the art of painting and ornamenting the surface of metals. The artizans make the Mina by fusing the brilliant colors over the metal surfaces, particularly copper. “Miniature on fire” is another name for the art of Enameling or Minakari.
The Iranian craftsmen of Sassanid era invented this art and Mongols spreaded it to India and other countries. French tourist, Jean Chardin, who toured Iran during the Safavid rule, referenced to an enamel work of Isfahan. This Enamel work comprised a pattern of birds and animals on a floral background in light blue, green, yellow and red.
Some experts link the historicity of enameling in Iran to the Arsacides and Sassanid periods. However, the use of this art in the Islamic period is not clear before the reign of the seventh ruler of Mongol empire’s Ilkhanid division in Iran.
You can wash the enamel work surface with a sponge and warm water, and this does not cause any problem. Because, the enamel is covered with a transparent glaze.
There are quite a few artists in Isfahan who produce enamels that are very exquisite. There is a great demand for these works, because of its artistic value and relatively low price. These artists present their works in Chahar-Bagh Street and the vicinity of Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
|Dimensions||8 × 8 × 10 cm|
What is Enameling
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