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Delicate and meticulous marquetry, produced since the Safavid period: at this time,khatam was so popular in the court that...
thin sticks of wood (ebony, teak, orange, rose), brass (for golden parts), camel bones (white parts).
Designing of inlaid articles isa highly elaborate process. Ineach   cubic    centimeter   ofPersian inlaid work, up toappr...
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Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
Iran Beauty in the little things2 Khatam-kari
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Khatam-kari is the art of incrustation of objects with the specific patterns (generally symmetrical shapes like star-shaped), using different kinds of thin wood sticks including: teak, ebony, ziziphus, orange and rose. Wood sticks are not the only fragments of this meticulous art and some other ingredients are used in it like brass (for golden parts), camel bones (white parts) and ivory. Gold or silver can also be used for ornamental objects. These sticks are assembled in triangular beams, assembled and glued in a strict order to form a geometrical motif such as a six-branch star included in a hexagon. At times, cylinders (assembled motifs) are cut into smaller cylinders and then compressed and dried between two wooden surfaces, before being cut for the last time, in about 1 mm wide tranches. Finally, these sections are ready to be plated and glued on the desired object, before lacquer finishing.
The tranche can also be softened through heating in order to wrap around objects. Lots of objects could be decorated using this way, like jewellery boxes, chessboards, pipes, desks, frames or musical instruments, book holders, wall clocks, pens and pen holders, bines, etc.
Khatam is beside Muarraq one of the finest Persian/Iranian wooden Handicrafts. Persian micro-mosaic Inlay work is called Khatam. Khatam is the Persian marquetry (Persian intarsia), a mosaic-like inlay of contrasting materials such as bone, mother-of-pearl, woods of various colors, metal precisely-cut from gold, silver, brass in geometrical shapes. Khatamkari is the art of crafting a Khatam. Khatam works with smaller inlaid pieces are generally more highly valued.

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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1450538-beauty-in-the-little-things2/
  2. 2. Delicate and meticulous marquetry, produced since the Safavid period: at this time,khatam was so popular in the court that princes learned this technique at the samelevel of music or painting. In the 18th and 19th centuries, khatam declined, beforebeing stimulated under the reign of Reza Shah, with the creation of craft schools inTehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz. "Khatam" means "incrustation", and "Khatam-kari""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 beused for collection objects. Sticks are assembled in triangular beams, themselvesassembled and glued in a strict order to create a cylinder, 70 cm in diameter, whosecross-section is the main motif: a six-branch star included in a hexagon. Thesecylinders are cut into shorter cylinders, and then compressed and dried between twowooden plates, before being sliced for the last time, in 1 mm wide tranches. Thesesections are ready to be plated and glued on the object to be decorated, beforelacquer finishing. The tranche can also be softened through heating in order to wraparound objects. Many objects can be decorated in this fashion, such as:jewellery/decorative boxes, chessboards, cadres, pipes, desks, frames or some musicalinstruments. Khatam can be used on Persian miniature, realizing true work of art.Coming from techniques imported from China and improved by Persian know-how,this craft existed for more than 700 years and is still perennial in Shiraz andIsfahan.
  3. 3. thin sticks of wood (ebony, teak, orange, rose), brass (for golden parts), camel bones (white parts).
  4. 4. Designing of inlaid articles isa highly elaborate process. Ineach cubic centimeter ofPersian inlaid work, up toapproximately 250 pieces ofmetal, bone, ivory and woodare laid side by side.
  5. 5. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Mahsa Vahdat, Marjan Vahdat - Songs from a Persian garden

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