Souvenirs of Isfahan half of the world
2018/7/25 | Number of comments :3
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Souvenirs of Isfahan half of the world

Isfahan is a city in Iran. It is located 406km south of Tehran. Among the cities of Iran, Isfahan is like a piece of jewelry that despite the historical fluctuations in the area has still retained itʼs luster and glory throughout the centuries.

Souvenirs of Isfahan half of the world

Souvenirs of Isfahan half of the world

 Isfahan is called the city of Iranian handicraft and traditional arts. These works of art comprise a major portion of Iran exports, Particularly to Europe. Khatam kari ( woodwork ), carpet weaving, porcelain, engraving, miniature, painting, Moaragh, tile art, brocade, calico work and Mina kari (enamelwork ) are among the most prominent works of art in Isfahan.

Now we explain some important of these arts.

Mina kari (enamelwork)

Mina kari is the art of hand painting delicate floral patterns on utensil. The dominating blue color is a beautiful Persian blue that is bound to catch anyone eyes in the room.

Mina kari (enamelwork)

Mina kari (enamelwork)

Khatam kari (wood work)

Khatam kari is a Persian version of marquetry, the art of decorating wooden surfaces with small and delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal to make mirrors, jewellery boxes, pans and furniture.

Khatam kari (wood work)

Khatam kari (wood work)

Khatam kari (wood work)

Miniature painting

Isfahan is home to some of the best miniature artists and you can see inspiration from them on wall paintings in Chehel Sotun Palace. Miniature is done on all sorts of surfaces and even on ivory.

Miniature painting

Miniature painting

Ghalam zani (engraving on metal)

Engraving is the art of curving superb designs on various metals such as copper, brass, silver and gold.

Ghalam zani (engraving on metal)

Ghalam zani (engraving on metal)

Ghalam zani (engraving on metal)

Ghalam zani (engraving on metal)

Ghalam zani (engraving on metal)


Isfahan carpets

The Iranian city of Isfahan has long been one of the centers for production of the famous Persian carpet. Isfahan carpets are known for their high quality and their foundation is silk or cotton. A range of traditional designs are still used including allover Shah Abbas, vase, tree of life.

Isfahan carpets

 

Isfahan carpets

Isfahan is the most well-known city for itʼs production of " Gaz"  a traditional and delicious white toffee (containing almond or pistachios). It makes for the perfect souvenir and is a combination of egg whites, sugar, rose water, pistachios and almonds.

Souvenirs of Isfahan

 
Souvenirs of Isfahan

The bazaar going all the way around Naqshe-e Jahan square is packed with shops selling all sorts of handicrafts, food, pastries and spices. Even if you don’t have any plans to purchase something, window-shopping here is a joy.

Souvenirs of Isfahan

Souvenirs of Isfahan

Souvenirs of Isfahan

Qaisarie bazaar was one of the largest and most luxurious shopping malls in the Safavid era. This bazaar which is now the greatest supplier of handicrafts in Isfahan was constructed in 1029 AH.

Souvenirs of Isfahan


Souvenirs of Isfahan half of the world

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