• Meēna

    Meēnakari or Enameling is the art of painting, coloring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colors that are decorated in an intricate design. The Iranian craftsmen of Sasanied era invented this art and Mongols spread it to India and other countries

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  • Qãlam

    Qãlam-Zani (engraving) is a term, for artistic metalworking, by hammering gold, silver, copper (or other materials), engraving, Repoussé and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs or small engraved patterns. Art engraving has a long history in Iran back to more than several thousand years ago.

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  • Mān’Jan

    Art engraving has a long history in Iran back to more than several thousand years ago. These beautiful Mān’Jan Ceēnies are from Kerman and Zanjan 2 of the most cultural cities in Iran. Back then they used to hand hammered them but these days because of the matter of cost and pricing, we have them machine-made with the final touches of hand-hammer process with more rapid pattern.

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  • Patrún

    Oil on wood; these hand painted Ceenie’s brought Old and New together. The combination of the Old concept and the New modern taste have made a simple tray into a precious piece of dish that has a bigger purpose than just serving.

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After a few days in Shiraz I realized that some of the amazing khatam-kari’s that I’d seen in Vakil bazaar have been inspired by the geometric patterns of some of these beautiful places, such as the tomb of Hafiz and details of Saadi’s mausoleum, the amazing mirror hall of the Qavam house and the memorable […]

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Beautiful city of Shiraz is a sight for the eye at any time of the year but I’d recommend spring time as Shiraz is home to infamous private and public gardens that one could only dream of their beauty and fragrance. Amongst our visits to some of these gardens were: Afif-abaad Garden, Eram Garden and […]

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After our visit to Kerman, I found myself packing again and this time I was traveling from Tehran to Shiraz. Ceēnie’s wanderlust journeys continued. Shiraz – The capital city of the Fars Province, and one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia is known to be the city of Love, Poem, and Wine (gotta admit […]

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As I dove deeper into the old and narrow alleys of the Coppersmith’s section of the Vakil – Bazaar, I learned that in this modern age, Kerman’s famous copper Ceēnies offered at the Bazaar are no longer entirely hand made due to its close proximity to the legendary Jame’e Mosque. The historical mosque is adorned […]

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I’ve never been a fan of long road trips and my travel from Tehran to Kerman was no different. After hours of a not-so-scenic bus ride I finally got off, hopped in a cab and headed to a café that I had been recommended to located in the Vakil Bazaar. As I began to sip […]

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