Minakari or Enameling is one of the most glorious Iranian handicrafts. It is is a type of Iranian art in which Persian Painting On Dishes like pottery and silver, steel, golden dishes is done with skillful artists. According to the orientalist scholar Arthur Pope, Minakari dates back to 1500 B.C. Its practice on metal appeared during 600-400 B.C.
Minakari or Persian Painting On Dishes is usually done on different utensils, such as vases and plates, picture frames, the doors and windows in holy shrines, jewelries, small decorative objects. Sometimes it is combined with Khatamkari, Miniature, Jewelry making and other kinds of art. So, different kinds of paints used in Minakari were taken from plants, minerals, and iron ore. The craftsmen use gold, copper, and tin in combination with different chemical materials to make colors respectively.
Here a sample of a beautiful enamel dish by Master “Ghalriz”, one of the greatest artists in Isfahan is shown. In the ornate of this dish, the traditional and original Iranian colors including Vermilion , Blue and Turquois is used. Each Colors and samples are a symbol in Persian history. As the colors used in this dish are so unique, finding a similar one in any other dishes is almost impossible.