Colourful Souvenir of Iran

Decorative enamelling consisting of fusing a glass-like coating onto a metallic surface has long been a traditional craft in Isfahan. Mina-kari in Iranian defines the art of applying a glassy, multi-coloured coat, stabilized by heat to a usually copper object. This art-form goes back to the Achaemenid and Sassanid dynasties, but few ancient specimens remain…