Persian Mina Kari or enameling is a highly skilled technique of painting, coloring, and decorating the surface of metals with brilliant colors that are fused on a metal surface to create intricate designs. This art has a long history in Iran, dating back to the Sassanid era, and is still cherished by Iranians today.
Mina, the feminine form of Minoo in Persian, refers to the azure color of heaven, and this art truly brings heavenly colors to life. The enameling process involves fusing various colors and types of glass on a metallic model, typically made of fine silver, to create a beautiful objet d'art.
The Persian craftsmen of the Sassanid era invented this art, and it was later spread by Mongols to India and other countries. The art reached its zenith in Iran during the Safavid era, with enameling being used to decorate not just metal but also tile and glass.
The traditional designs of Mina Kari include floral motifs, birds, and animals, with colors ranging from light blue, green, yellow, and red to more contemporary colors like pink and purple. The artists use a brush to apply the enamel colors on the metallic surface and then heat the object in a furnace to fuse the colors onto the metal.
Persian handmade Mina Kari is a unique and beautiful art that requires a great deal of skill and patience. Each piece is handmade, ensuring that no two pieces are exactly the same. At Persian Art House, we offer a variety of Mina Kari items, including vases, plates, and boxes, each one handcrafted by Iranian artists.
So if you're looking for a stunning piece of art to add to your collection or as a gift for someone special, look no further than Persian handmade Mina Kari. Shop our collection today and bring the beauty of Persian art to your home.