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Hand Printed Ghalamkar Tablecloth - PGH1016 | Persiada

Hand Printed Ghalamkar Tablecloth - PGH1016 | Persiada

Ghalamkar fabric is a type of Textile hand printing or hand-painting, patterned Iranian Fabric. The fabric is printed using patterned wooden stamps. The stamps are mostly made of pear wood which has better flexibility and density for carving and long-standing utility. Ghalamkar designs are mostly arabesque, flora and fauna, geometric, pre-Islamic, hunting scenes, polo games, Persian poems, Armenian and Hebrew inscriptions. 

A tapestry may be stamped depending on its density and size, between hundreds and tens of thousands of times. For instance, a six-person table-cloth (2 meters by 1.4 meters) should be stamped about 580 times in a normal job, while with the same size up to 4000 times in an elegant work.

In the final stage, Ghalamkar is steamed for at least an hour to stabilize their designs. Then, taken to the riverbed and kept to be soaked well along the running water. Afterward, the pieces are boiled in large copper vessels containing stabilizers. At the same time, they are turned upside-down by some wooden sticks and washed again in the Zayandeh Rood, then spread on the banks to dry out. Esfahan is one of the most important Ghalamkar producing cities throughout the world.

Crafts Details
Size100 cm X 100 cm
Weight100 gr
MaterialHand Tapestry (Printing) with Wood Stamp on Cotton
UsageTablecloth, Furniture Cloth, Persian Gift
OriginateHandmade in Isfahan / Persia (Iran)

Approx Delivery Times for Economy Shipping:

United States & Canada: 35 to 45 Days

Europe: 20 to 30 Days

Asia & Australia: 35 to 45 Days

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