Silver Art Work

April 15, 2021

Shekoufeh Ahmadi Arts & Crafts
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Shiraz silversmithing has been popular since ancient times. Valuable utensils and tools are made by the silversmiths of Shiraz. In fact, this industry dates back to 7000 years ago and is still popular. Shiraz silverware designs are so unique. Patterns such as daffodils, irises, five feathers, amber, and roses are commonly used to decorate silverware. Mythical and human designs such as the likeness of Faravahar, Shahnameh myths, Achaemenid kings and soldiers, and Layla and Majnun are also very popular among silversmiths.

As for how to make these beautiful utensils, first, a silver potter forms and then, the engraver creates beautiful patterns, next, they draw the desired design on silver and draw on the painted lines with a special pen. The bitumen is separated from the silver and charcoal is poured on the carvings. Finally, it is electrified with polished oil.

It is worth mentioning that the silver-plated works of Shiraz, due to their high carat of 90, have a higher price than their counterparts in provinces such as Isfahan. One of the best and most famous shops in Shiraz to buy these beautiful and eye-catching works, is Saraye Moshir, Vakil Bazaar, and the Tomb of Hafez. Of course, a silver shop called Zarrin on Molasadra Street in is also one of the good places to buy silverware in Shiraz.

In a Nutshell

The art of silversmithing in Iran is 7,000 years old. Today, this art is more common in Shiraz. In creating this art, they first form silver and then create beautiful designs on it with the art of engraving. Among the famous designs of silverwork lilies, amber and daffodils are the most popular.

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