Among minakari artworks, minakari frames with beautiful Quran verse “Wa in yakad” decorate Iranian walls.
Asilhonar’s handicraft website produces exquisite minakari dishes created by minakari handicraftsmen and skilled calligraphers.
Making minakari dishes stages:
To produce minakari dishes,it is necessary to pursue the following stages:
First: Preparing minakari infrastructure which can be done in two ways:
- Bending method: In this method, pressing a sheet in the mold (between the mold and the clamping device) forms the desired shape (plate, vase, ...).
- Hammering method; in this method, the mold is not used, the sheet is formed by hammering, then it is heated it in the fire, and again it is formed by hammering to get the desired shape.
Second: Removing various contaminants from the infrastructure of minakari copper dish to make minakari glaze stick to it evenly and tightly.
Third: Preparing minakari glaze.
Fourth: Glazing which is done in two methods: spray and manual method.
Fifth: Cooking minakari glaze at a temperature of about 900 °c.
Sixth: Preparing fireproof paints.
Seventh: Transferring the design of “Wa in yakad” on minakari glaze.
Eighth: Glaze painting.
Ninth: Cooking minakari painting.
Finally, to complete minakari copper dishes, around the copper dishes are covered with a silver/ brass strap and are soldered.
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