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Khatam on Wood Candy/Nuts Hexagon Dish


Handmade in Isfahan / Persia (Iran)

Khatam on Wood on Outside, thin sticks of wood

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Khatam means "incrustation", and Khatam-Kari means "incrustation work". This craft consists in the production of incrustation pattern (generally star-shaped, with thin sticks of wood (ebony, teak, ziziphus, 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. These cylinders are cut into shorter cylinders, and then compressed and dried between two wooden plates, before being sliced for the last time, in 1 mm wide trenches. These sections are ready to be plated and glued on the object to be decorated, before lacquer finishing.

9cm Max Internal Diameter:20cm Max External Diameter:20cm
Khatam on Wood on Outside, thin sticks of wood, copper (for golden parts), camel bones (white parts)
650 gr
Single Door Candy and Nuts Dish, Decorative Dish, Persian Gift
Handmade in Isfahan / Persia (Iran)
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