Morassa 'kāri

Morassa 'kāri

One of the branches of craftsmanship related to the processing of stone is the Mo-rassa 'kāri (also called Mekhrāj kāri or Negin kāri) and is carried out by placing stones or settings on precious decorative objects, or on trays or accessories. It is an ancient art, common in Iran.
Objects such as cups, bowls etc. dating back to the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian period indicate the profound mastery of Iranian artisans in this type of artistic discipline.
Authentic 'heirs' of that era are the jewels worn by women of the Bedouin tribes and rural areas.
The raw materials of this art are precious or semi-precious stones such as emerald, diamond, turquoise, ruby, agate, jade.
Nowadays, the Morassa 'kāri is mainly used in the production of jewelry. The artisan of this art works once the jewel in question is finished.

 

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