Deep Compote Bowl in Clay Minakari



If you're looking for a stylish but not that aristocratic décor piece, you might enjoy this lovely handmade compote bowl. It is small enough for placing on small tables but deep enough for serving candies. For those who celebrate the Iranian New Year, as its bright blue shades and traditional Minakari style fits quite nicely on the Haftseen table. 

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One of precious cultural heritage of Iran is pottery whose main element is clay.

Pottery as one of the ancient arts of human being has been practiced since begging of their was practiced to meet their daily needs and Potters have been forming vessels from clay bodies for millions of years. They may whatever they needed out of clay. Since containers and dishes made out of clay were not made using potter’s wheel and they were not fired in kiln they were very fragile. 

Pottery in Iran is considered as a cultural heritage whose history goes back to 10.000 B.C.

During the Seljuk dynasty a new chapter began in the history of art and pottery industry underwent a big change. Pottery works of that era are among the best and most beautiful pottery works.

The potter can form his product in one of many ways. Clay may be molded by hand or with the assistance of a potter's wheel, may be jiggered using a tool that copies the form of a master model onto a production piece, may be poured into a mold and dried, or cut or stamped into squares or slabs. The methods for forming pottery are as varied as the artisans who create them. 

Pottery must be fired to a temperature high enough to mature the clay, meaning that the high temperature hardens the piece to enable it to hold water.An integral part of this firing is the addition of liquid glaze (it may be painted on or dipped in the glaze) to the surface of the unfired pot, which changes chemical composition and fuses to the surface of the fired pot. Then, the pottery is called vitreous, meaning it can hold water.

Nowadays artists use clay as a tool of expressing their emotions and reflect their creativity in their works. In Roman Ghirshman words, Russian-born French archaeologist, talent and creativity of Iranian artist can be seen in the mirror of his/her pottery.

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Length10.5 Cm
Width10.5 Cm
Height8.7 Cm
Weight242 gr

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