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Minakari is the great art of soil and fire that makes a combination of a world of thousands of colors and designs stay on unique metal wares.


Minakari

If you turn your glance from the sky to the blue tiles of the mosques, your eyes follow the trace of the azure heaven. In almost every store around Naqsh-e Jahan Square, great designs of dexterous Safavid artists glitters in Mina works. In other words, Minakari is the great art of soil and fire that makes a combination of a world of thousands of colors and designs stay on unique metal wares.

Minakari

Minakari n Isfahan

Minakari

Minakari, Art of Soil and Fire

Minakari

The Old Isfahan

The everlasting floral designs date back to the great ancient civilizations. However, the exact date of this art is not definite. Two of the orientalists attribute it to Parthians and Sasanians. Furthermore, the fluctuation of interests in this art shows that it has always had its popularity among other types of arts. Also, Minakari reached its climax in Mogul dynasty and like other art forms descended in the Qajar era.

Minakari

Minakari

After stabilization of the white glaze on smithed-copper, it is time for the artist’s creative mind to convey arabesque designs with different colors on the blue background. Besides that, the Minakarists of Isfahan eternalize Arabesque designs of the azure domes tiling. The colors settle on the designs and shine like the domes.

Minakari

Minakari

Minakari Market Change

Traditionally, artists used mineral and herbal colors, but today artificial colors are also used.

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Minakari Workshop in Isfahan

The original Mina works had a blue background. However, today green and red have come to the market. From decorative objects to tableware and jewelry, nowadays you can undoubtedly find enamel works with Minakari designs. Some of them combined with other kinds of art.

Raid Orion Revival: 7000 km across Europe-Asia countries

After 46 years, history has repeated and resolute motorcyclists started the journey from charming Paris. They eventually reached at beautiful Isfahan after 7000 kilometers. This group, Raid Orion Revival, went through a trip that their friends had traveled before. After 46 years of interruption, the Raid Orion Revival tour was re-launched this year.

Raid Orion Revival

Paris to Isfahan after 46 years!

Raid Orion Revival

ROR in Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Raid Orion Revival

Isfahan welcomes to ROR!

In other words, French and Swiss motorcyclists arrived in Iran after crossing Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The group with the motto of love and peace arrived in Isfahan after crossing the cities of Tabriz, Ardebil, Khalkhal, Asalem, Rasht, Lahijan, Rudsar, Ramsar, Tonekabon, Chalus, Karaj and Tehran. Besides that, Naqsh-e Jahan Square was their first stop in Isfahan where they entered with the warm welcoming of local.

The Black Forest of Germany, Balaton Lake, vast plain on Danube, Romanian Transfagarasan Road, Dardanelles strait and Naqsh-e Jahan Square are the most important places visited by this group.

 

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