Meenakari dry fruit / snack bowl (Copper Enamel)

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SKU
ZCEM03
Only 10 unit left!
Estimated delivery date between 09-Oct-2021 to 14-Oct-2021

About Zishta Meenakari dry fruit / snack bowl (Copper Enamel)

  • This exclusive copper enamelled set has 3 bowls conjoined at the base with a classy copper holder. What a wonderful way to serve fruits, snacks, dry fruits or use for decorative purposes!

    Meenakari’, is an ancient art of colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals. It is done by fusing over it brilliant colours that are patterned in an intricate design. 

  • It is enamelled in beautiful colour combinations of blue, red and yellow. 

  • The technique of Cloisonné uses the copper wire which is stretched to form the floral pattern. Perfect to serve warmth and affection. 

  • The process is long and complex, and a single piece of Mina can pass through many hands before it is completed: designer, engraver, enamelist, polisher. 

  • The craft is exclusive and made to order. It takes 10 days to create it. 

Product Specifications

Weight
0.0 Kg
Length (Inches)Width (Inches)Height (Inches)
3 3 2
Traditional Value Score !  97%

Disclaimer

All our products are handcrafted and this results in each product being unique and slightly different from each other and therefore will have minor variations on dimensions & weight.

  • Meenakari is an age-old craft originated in Persia. Enamelling was mainly done on silver and gold for jewellery, though now the artisans also practice it in copper. Mina, A feminine form of “minoo” in Persian means Heaven. 
  • Though the craft originated as a Persian art of colouring, it was accepted widely by Greeks, Chinese, Russian and many more. Everyone has their own set of niches.
  • It is said that Raja Man Singh of Amber brought Persian craftsman from Lahore to Rajasthan back in 16th Century and gave the art an Indian touch.
  • The process is long and complex, and a single piece of Mina can pass through many hands before it is completed. designer, engraver, enamelist, polisher & so on.
  • Enamel colours are metal oxides mixed with a frit of finely powdered glass. Shade obtained varies according to the amount of oxide added. Yellow through chromate of potash, violet – carbonate of manganese; blue - cobalt oxide; green – copper oxide etc. 
  • With the technique of Cloisonné, which involves the use of copper wire geometrical or floral patterns are outlined on the base of copper, followed by finishing with colours. 
  • The pieces are then taken for firing where it’s heat between 950 degrees centigrade to 1400 centigrade. They are then rubbed with file, cleaned with lemon and tamarind.
  • These are beautiful decorative items which enhance the aesthetics of a home. They also have usage in our regular day to day life. 

  • This is used as your platter to serve fruits, snacks, dry fruits or use for decorative purposes. It ca also be used to keep kumkum, turmeric, Chandan as well. 

  • You may wash with normal water but not scrubbers. Do not use hot water.
  • Do not hit it or scratch with sharp objects. This can make the colours of Mina to detach. Extreme temperature could also burn the colours. 
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