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Persian Metal Engraving - Ghalamzani

Iranian Ghalamzani | Iranian Metal Engraving Art | Iranian Metal Plate
Iranian Metal Plate
Iranian Ghalamzani | Iranian Metal Engraving Art | Iranian Metal Plate
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Persian Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Art | Persian Metalwork
Persian Metalwork
Persian Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Art | Persian Metalwork
Metal Engraving Art
Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tray Code205-9-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tray
Code 205-9-0 Hakhamanesh Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tray Code203-9-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tray
Code 203-9-0 Bird&Flower Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Plate Code180-9-2

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Plate
Code 180-9-2 Hunt Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Plate Code184-9-4

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Plate
Code 184-9-4 Ancient Iran Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tableau Code172-10-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tableau
Code 172-10-0 Shahname Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Plate Code183-10-2

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Plate
Code 183-10-2 Hakhamanesh Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Plate Code184-9-2

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Plate
Code 184-9-2 Ancient Iran Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tableau Code174-10-3

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tableau
Code 174-10-3 Bird&Flower Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Plate Code181-9-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Plate
Code 181-9-0 Gazelle Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tray Code202-9-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tray
Code 202-9-0 Woman Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Vase Code471-9-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Vase
Code 471-9-0 Ancient Iran Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Vase Code194-10-2

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Vase
Code 194-10-2 Hakhamanesh Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tray Code199-9-4

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tray
Code 199-9-4 Eslimi Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Sugar Bowl Code177-9-0

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Sugar Bowl
Code 177-9-0 Hakhamanesh Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Vase Code191-10-3

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Vase
Code 191-10-3 Bird&Flower Design

Isfahan Ghalamzani | Persian Metal Engraving Ghalamzani Tableau Code174-9-2

Persian Ghalamzani

Metal Engraving Tableau
Code 174-9-2 Bird&Flower Design

Ghalamzani

The art of creating patterns on the surface of various metals, including gold, silver, copper, and brass, by hand is called Persian Ghalamzani which is the equivalent of something like metal engraving in English. The engraving is done by hammering on the surface of the metal after tar-layering and sketching the patterns on the surface. Ghalamzani patterns are usually trees, human, animal, and detailed miniature shapes. Isfahan is rightfully considered as the birthplace of Ghalamzani art in Iran.

Ghalamzani Products

A rich variety of Ghalamzani items like plate, candy dishes, vase, wall hanging plates, large copper or bronze trays and various other kinds of beautiful dishes exist. The intricate process of creating each piece requires extensive skill, talent, and patience extended by the artists. Nowadays, due to the hard job and old getting of the masters, the preparation of the metal dishes is sometimes getting performed by machinery. Ghalamzani is categorized among the Persian metalwork, one of Iranian handicrafts.

Ghalamzani Quality

The most important factor to buy high quality Ghalamzani good is ability of recognize handmade products from machine-made ones. Machine-made products are so light because the press machine cannot do on thick metals. In the case of handmade goods, thick and heavy metal will use. The second difference is the designs and patterns. Machine-made products are so precise and the designs are exactly on the same size but in the case of handmade products the designs are not same exactly.

Metal Engraving Tools

Numerous tools including various chisels, hammer, anvil, caliper, bending machine and so on, are utilized by the artisans to emboss and engrave the most detailed and complex of designs on the various types of metals.

The steps of Engraving

The steps of Ghalamzani are: Tar covering, designations, engraving, grazing and pressing the metal surface. Heat, Waxes, dyes, sanding and polishing materials are some of the other processes used in creating these masterpieces.

Naqsh-e Jahan Bazaar

Since Isfahan is rightfully considered as the birthplace of Ghalamzani art in Iran, while you are making a trip to this city, you can purchase some of the finest samples of Iranian Ghalamzani art from Naqsh-e Jahan Square stores.

History of Metal Engraving

The antiquity of creating metal crafts as a tool for daily life by the people who lived in the Iranian plateau traces back to more than a thousand-year before Christ. One of the most significant examples of metalwork from this era is the Golden Bowl of Hasanlu with ornaments showing gods riding chariots. The zenith of engraving in ancient Iran was during the Sassanid Era when eye-catching pieces of Ghalamzani were created. You can visit samples of metalwork and Ghalamzani created by the people of ancient civilizations of Iran in the National Museum of Iran named the Iran Bastan Museum in Tehran.

Persian Ghalamzani Styles

A rich variety of Ghalamzani items like plate, vase, large copper or bronze trays and various other kinds of dishes exist.
Two main styles of Iranian Ghalamzani are Tabriz and Isfahan styles. In Tabriz style, the pressure for moving the chisel and engraving is done by pressure of the wrist, and in Isfahan style, it is done by hammering.
Outstanding Work, Half Outstanding (Relief Work), Gold Blocking (Kuftehgari), Special Picture and Latticing are the other methods of persian metal engraving.

Machine made Products

Machine made ghalamzani products are so light because the press machine cannot do on thick metals. So they use thin and light metals which they are not high qualified. In the case of hand made goods, thick and heavy metal will be used lead to improve the quality of final product. Machine made products are so precise and the designs are exactly on the same size. But in the case of hand made products the designs are not same exactly. The more Qalamzani objects carries patterns and images, the more aesthetically and artistically valuable it is.

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