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Persian Enameled Hand Painted Copper Pot
Enamelling or Minakari is an art that has a history of about five thousand years and is considered a handicraft. This Persian Enameled Hand Painted Copper Pot is the best sample of Minakari that done of Copper.
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Minakari is usually done on different utensils, such as vases and plates, picture frames, the doors and windows in holy shrines, jewelries, small decorative objects, and combined with Khatamkari, Miniature, Jewelry making and other kinds of art. Different kinds of paints used in Minakari were taken from plants, minerals, and iron ore. Nowadays, chemical paints are often used. The craftsmen use gold, copper, and tin in combination with different chemical materials to make red, green, and yellow colors respectively.
Mina, meaning heaven in Persian, is a glasslike coating that can be fixed on different kinds of metals by heat. It is available in different colors, such as azure blue, reddish purple, green, yellow, cyan, yellow, gold, and black. But Isfahan Minakari is usually known by the colors of azure blue and turquoise or cyan.
|Dimensions||26 x 9.5 cm|
|Approximate weight||410 Gram|
|Place of production||Isfahan|
|Application||Decorative & Consumables|
|Handling time||7 Days|