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The Art of Khatam-kari

Khātam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a type of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Khatam-kari refers to the art of crafting a Khatam. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. Khatam Kari  In Safavid era, Khatam-kari was very popular and princes learned this technique alongside the art of music or painting. The inlaid-ornamented rooms at the Saadabad Palace and the Marble Palace in Tehran are among masterpieces of this art. Integrating...