The art of Pyrography (burning on Leather)
The art of burning on leather has existed in Iran since Safavid times. At that time, this art was used on the cover of the Quran and exquisite manuscripts. During the extinction of the Safavid dynasty of the Qajar dynasty, this art was forgotten.
The name of burning art has been considered for two reasons.
First, the use of burnt colors, ie opaque and baked colors in leather fuel art, unlike Iranian miniature art and painting, this is one of the main principles of leather fuel art.
The second is due to the creation of embossed patterns on the leather parts of Timaj, which can be by two methods:
Knocking or by molten tools.
Because books usually have several copies, except in exceptional cases, it is not possible to make burning leather-covered with molten tools, as well as to create prolific works on it, and for this reason, most bookbinders make various embossed metal seals. The covers were prepared by knocking method.