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Stone Cutting -Sang Tarashi

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Stone Cutting -Sang Tarashi

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:37 am

Name of Persian Handicraft : Stone Cutting -Sang Tarashi (Persian:سنگ تراشی )

Description: culpture and stone cutting are among the oldest Iranian acts. In “Tappeh Yahya” of Kerman , one of the very old stone cutting workshops of Iran was discovered in 1970 A.D. A stone statue is among the archeological findings and belongs to approximately 4500 B.C. This statue is cut from a greenish rock, which is extracted from numerous mines in the Kerman region. Iran , as a mountainous land, is the center of various types of precious stones. All different types of stones used in the construction of the ancient palaces of Iran were mined inside the country.

Nowadays, stone cutting has become a part of handicrafts. The major centers of stone cutting are the cities of Qom and Mashad. Remarkable artistic stone cuttings, with engraved images, usually in the shape of dished and decorative articles are produced in Mashad.The same articles, with a special fineness, are mostly made out of marble in Qom . These works of art form Mashad and Qom are sold in the handicraft shops in Iran
http://www.artiniran.org/tradition.htm

Filigree is a relatively old Iranian handicraft. Iranian filigree workers were the pioneers of this art from the beginning of the seventh century. The city of “Zanjan”, in the northwestern part of Iran , is the guardian of the filigree industry. Different filigree articles are made out of fine silver twisted wire by the artists of this city. Filigree work among the people of Kurdistan was formally practiced with gold twisted wire. Tea and dessert sets, and other decorative filigree articles are the handwork of Zanjani artists.
http://www.artiniran.org/tradition.htm

Availability: in most of regions in Iran Particularly Mashhad and Qom.


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