Khatam Vase Handmade Persian Crafts

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This decorative Khatam vase has been made of best qualified materials to give a glorious sight of your table or home decoration. For this Khatam Vase, best qualified materials and delicate techniques have been used to manufacture this product.

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Khatam Vase Handmade Persian Crafts

This decorative Khatam vase has been made of best qualified materials to give a glorious sight of your table or home decoration. Khatam strips have covered the copper based structure of the vase. Like all other products, best qualified materials and delicate techniques have been used to manufacture this product.

Khatam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. This Khatam vase consists in the production of incrustation patterns (generally star shaped), with thin sticks of wood (ebony, teak, Sisyphus, 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.

Designing of inlaid Khatam Vase is a highly elaborate process. There are sometimes more than 400 pieces per square inch in a work of average quality. In each cubic centimeter of inlaid work, up to approximately 250 pieces of metal, bone, ivory and different kinds of wood are laid side by side, glued together in stages, smoothed, oiled and polished. Inlaid articles in the Safavid era took on a special significance as Khatam Vase created their precious artworks. Woods used include betel, walnut, cypress and pine.

You can read more about the unique art of Khatam kari.

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Dimensions8 × 8 × 21 cm
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