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Isfahan has its own unique arts and handicrafts. If you want to know about them, check out this article. Also, if you want to touch these arts in person you can book a room in a historic hotel in Iran such as the Kianpour traditional house accommodation in Isfahan.

Isfahan is a historical city in the center of Iran. This city is the capital of Isfahan province and also the city of Isfahan. Isfahan is the third-largest city in Iran and the third most populous city in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad and is also the one hundred and sixty-fifth most populous city in the world and the ninth most populous city in West Asia.
The traditional economy of the province is based on handicrafts such as carpet weaving, silk weaving, engraving, inlay work, gold weaving, inlay work, tapestry embroidery, miniature, pottery, enameling, metalwork, carpet, turquoise, silver making, tile making, engraving, and sequins Embroidery is one of the beautiful industries of Isfahan, which today has good prosperity in the tourism sector.
Isfahan handicrafts have been introduced as the representative of the original art of the Iranian people in the world for many centuries. Therefore, if we call Isfahan the cradle of Iranian handicrafts, we have not said too much. Because the intellectual and psychological characteristics of Isfahan craftsmen such as taste, art, perseverance, and contentment have caused Isfahan handicrafts not only to have many buyers in our country but also travelers, tourists, and foreign enthusiasts also want Isfahan handicrafts with characteristics Be specific to it.
Isfahan Handicrafts: Enameling
Enamel is a very original work of art with a long history, which is considered one of the traditional arts and crafts of Isfahan. Enameling can be done on metals such as silver, gold, and copper, which is mostly done on copper today. The first step in the production of enamel utensils is to make the desired container. Usually, master coppersmiths make utensils such as plates, bowls, pots, jars, pots, etc. by methods such as bending and hammering, and after cleaning with dilute sulfuric acid, prepare it for glazing.
In the next step, to prepare enamel dishes for painting, they should be glazed. For this purpose, the prepared glaze paint should be sprayed on the dishes 3 or 4 times and after each spray, the paint should be placed in the oven at a temperature of 750 to 800 degrees Celsius.
At this stage, the paints master glaze dishes with special paints for enameling and his delicate brushes, and different designs are worked on the dishes, and after painting and enameling on the dishes, they are put back in the oven at a temperature of 600 degrees. The colors are cooked and the work is done.
Isfahan Handicrafts: Finishing
Another handicraft of Isfahan is Khatam Kari. This art dates back to the Safavid era, at that time palaces, tables, and chairs, the departure of the Qur'an was inlaid. The art of decorating the surface of objects with small triangles in different designs is called an inlay. These triangles are made of ivory, bone, brass wire, wood, and sometimes gold. Isfahan Khatam is sometimes accompanied by silver or enamel work.

Isfahan Handicrafts: Carving
The word inlay means a special carving on wood that has a long history, perhaps the beginning of the history of woodcarving can be considered from the time when man first carved wood with a winning tool. At present, the art of woodcarving is still popular and many artists are engaged in it all over Iran, but unfortunately, the use of original designs, which include Islamic and Khatam designs or flowers and plants, is gradually being forgotten and replaced by foreign designs.
In one form of this art, instead of carving the wood background and highlighting the desired role, different woods with different natural colors are cut side by side. This work is very similar to mosaic art. In this new species, boxwoods are used for yellow color and jujube for red color.
The field of work is more than walnut wood or the roots of forest trees, which themselves have beautiful patterns. The most important material on which wood is inlaid is wood. This wood should be strong and without knots.

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