Wood and Copper Inlaying Jewelry Box - HI1011

SOLD OUT Wood and Copper Inlaying Jewelry Box - HI1011

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"Khatam" means "incrustation", and "Khatam-kari" means "incrustation work". This craft consists in the production of incrustation patterns (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 tranches. These sections are ready to be plated and glued on the object to be decorated, before lacquer finishing.

The tranche can also be softened through heating in order to wrap around objects. Many objects can be decorated in this fashion, such as: jewellery/decorative boxes, chessboards, cadres, pipes, desks, frames or some musical instruments. Khatam can be used on Persian miniature, realizing true work of art.


***Jewelry is not included.

Item Details
Size 11 cm X 8 cm X 7 cm (WXDXH) W=Width, D=Depth, H=Height
Weight 255 gr
Material (s) thin sticks of wood, copper (for golden parts), camel bones (white parts)
Origination Handmade in Isfahan / Persia (Iran)
Usage Jewelry Box , Small Storage, Decorative Item, Persian Gift

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