Toreutics / Hand Engraving

Engraving or Qalamzani is the art of creating lines and designs on metal by hammering a burin. Categorized as metalworking, it’s a popular form of traditional Persian arts.

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What to use Engraving products as

Works of Engraving(Qalamzani) are among the richest and most exquisite Persian handicrafts and can serve as:

  • Eye-catching and unique decoration for homes and workplaces
  • Ideal gifts for friends and acquaintances
  • Outstanding promotional and corporate gifts
  • Splendid artworks that embody the authentic Persian culture and art

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Toreutics / Engraving products

Varied in form and function, works of toreutics (Qalamzani) include:

  • Cake/dessert stands
  • Fancy nut bowls
  • Vases
  • Lidded bowls
  • Traditional long-neck water pitchers
  • Framed toreutics
  • Charcoal samovars
  • toreutics Trays
  • Lidded sugar cube bowls

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Tips to know before buying toreutics (metal embossing)

Here’s a list of important points you should check when buying Isfahan metal embossing products — they’re the criteria that we also make sure our products meet:

  • A flawless and intact base surface
  • Delicate designs and perfectly smooth edges
  • A full and detailed background
  • Flawless solder seams (in containers made up of conjoined parts)

Styles of toreutics or engraving (metal embossing)

  • Embossed: In this style, designs are embossed on the object, using round, flat, and other burins.
  • Reverse embossed: In this style, regular burins are used to carve negative spaces of a design low enough that the positive space stands out in relief.
  • Fine work: In this style, the surface stays flat, and the most frequent designs include flowers, birds and etc.
  • Engraved: In this style, designs are carved using a pointed burin.
  • Openwork: This style involves cutting the negative space of a design out of the metal surface, and was used in the past to decorate street lights.

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Where is hand engraving produced in Iran?

Works of toreutics (Qalamzani) are mostly produced in Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, and Tehran.

  • Shiraz: The heart of silversmithing and silver toreutics.
  • Isfahan: Silversmithing and silver toreutics are more popular in Isfahan than in other cities of Iran.
  • Tabriz: Has well-established silversmithing and toreutics industry.

The Price of the Persian Embossing/Engraving Metal

In order to make the best decisions when buying engraving utensils, we want to let you know the prices of engraving products and all the factors that affect on them!
Various factors such as material (engraving products can be copper, silver, brass Etc.), model, quality, etc. affect the price of these products. But most of the times the price is something around $60 up to $2,000.

Metal embossing export

metal embossing products are among the best-selling handicrafts made in Iran. This traditional Persian art has captured the interest of many in not only Iran but also other places around the globe, creating considerable demand for Persian toreutics in numerous countries. Iranian works of toreutics are currently exported to the UAE, Qatar, Turkey, China, the UK, Belgium, Colombia, Austria, Canada, Iraq, Germany, Nigeria, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, France, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Cyruscrafts specializes in the supply, sale, and export of the best Persian handicrafts, including works of toreutics (Ghalamzani). We bring you high-class, one-of-a-kind products that will liven up and individualize your home or workplace.





Hand Engraved Candy Bowl & Vases Set HC-1021 fv Hand Engraved Candy Bowl & Vases Set HC-1021 fv 2
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Hand Engraved Candy Bowl & Vases Set HC-1021

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HC-1021
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$483.50
Vase Height: 21 cm Candy Bowl Height: 55 cm Material: Coated Copper Technique: Hand Engraving Product: Iranian Handicrafts Application: Home Decor
Hand Engraved Brass Deer Sculpture HC-969 fmv Hand Engraved Brass Deer Sculpture HC-969 fmv 2
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Hand Engraved Bronze Deer Sculpture HC-969

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HC-969
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$171.50
Height: 36cm Material: Bronze Technique: Hand Engraving Product: Iranian Metalcrafts Application: Home Decor
Hand Engraved Brass Coated Jewelry Box HC-967 fv Hand Engraved Brass Coated Jewelry Box HC-967 fv 2
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Hand Engraved Brass Coated Jewelry Box HC-967

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HC-967
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$449.80
Dimension: 5.5x9.5 cm Material: Brass Technique: Hand Engraving Product: Iranian Art Crafts Application: Home Decor
Hand Engraved Copper Vase HC-901 fv Hand Engraved Copper Vase HC-901 fv 2
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Hand Engraved Copper Vase HC-901

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HC-901
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$134.99
Dimension: 18x12 cm Material: Copper Technique: Hand Engraving Product: Iranian Handicrafts Application: Home Decor
Home Decorative Tray Home Decorative Tray 2
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Handmade Decorative Turquoise Tray HC-786

HC-786
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$736.99
Home Decorative Metal Bowl Size: 13.77 x 13.77 inch (35 x 35 cm) Weight: 1100 gr Usage: Home / Home-office / office Decorative
Unique Metal Engraving Wall Panel FV Unique Metal Engraving Wall Panel FV 2
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Unique Metal Art Wall Panel HC-618

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HC-618
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$124.50
Special Toreutics Tablou Handicraft on Copper Size: 30*36*2 cm Material: Metal / Wood Color: Brown
metal nut bowl metal nut bowl 2
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Persian Metal Embossing Nut Bowl/Dish HC-570

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HC-570
1 Reviews
$399.00
Royal Toreutics Nuts Dish Handicraft on Copper Bowl Contain turquoise grey colors Suitable metal sheet thickness Size: 29*19*16 cm Material: Metal Color: Silver
Copper Circular Serving Party Tray Copper Circular Serving Party Tray 2
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Persian Copper Engraving Tray HC-468

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HC-468
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$198.00
Toreutics Copper Tray Size: 40*40*5 cm Material: Copper Weight: 1 kgr Usage: Serving Dish
Engraved Copper Vase Engraved Copper Vase 2
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Persian Metal Engraving Vase HC-466

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HC-466
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$139.99
Royal Toreutics Pot Beautiful Copper Pot Size: 30 cm Material: Copper Surface has been polished Usage: Home / home-office / office Decoration
Handmade copper plate Handmade copper plate 2
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Persian Metal Engraving Plate/Platter HC- 454

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HC-454
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$165.50
Toreutics plate Handicraft on Copper Plate Contain turquoise golden colors Suitable metal sheet thickness Size: 36*36 cm Material: Copper Weight: 800 gr Color: Golden
Hand hammered copper Hand hammered copper 2
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Royal Metal Embossed Wall Panel HC-446

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HC-446
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$769.99
Handmade Toreutics Tablou Made by Professional Iranian Artists Size: 122*72 cm Material: Metal Weight: 9.5 kg Usage: Home / Home-office / office Decorative
Antique flower-patterned Tray Antique flower-patterned Tray 2
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Persian Unique Copper Engraving Tray HC-441

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HC-441
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$135.50
Toreutics Copper Tray Size: 49*2.5 cm Material: Copper Weight: 1150 gr Color: Grey Usage: Home / Home-office / office Decorative
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