Turquoise inlaying (Firooze koobi)
Turquoise inlaying is the original art of the city of turquoise domes.
Turquoise is one of the most beautiful stones in the world that has always been considered by humans. The attractive and blue color of this stone is due to the presence of copper element in it.
It is interesting to know that this stone is found in countries such as Egypt, Mexico, USA and Iran.
But the best and most quality type of this stone belongs to Iran, which is extracted from the oldest and largest turquoise mine in the world, which is in Neishabour.
This beautiful stone can be seen in some of the stone facades of old mosques. It is also used in jewelry making, jewelry making as a ring, bracelet, etc., and it goes without saying that Isfahani artists have not been deprived of this stone and its beauties.
And they have created beautiful works on copper with this stone, which is known as turquoise.
History of Turquoise inlaying
The Art of Turquoise inlaying Due to the existence of the Neishabour Turquoise Mine, first in Neishabour and then in Mashhad, the installation of turquoise on jewelry was created by a person named Yousef Hakimian known as Mamdreza about eighty years ago, then twenty years later this art was created by a person named Haj Dadash. Isfahan arrived.
In fact, the creator of the art of turquoise inlaying on copper objects and dishes is a person named Ruben Yeroshalami who lived in the Kalimiyeh neighborhood of Isfahan.
In 1342, Ruben Yerushalmi, who was not in a good financial position, was forced to drop out of school after finishing elementary school and worked for his uncle, who worked as a goldsmith and became interested in and interested in this art.
But at that time (in the years 1342-1343) turquoise was mostly done on jewelry and occasionally in the form of installing turquoise on silver gloves and the like.
Ruben Yeroshalmi learned the job well and after mastering this industry, he started to innovate and make different types of turquoises in copper vessels and objects of different sizes.
What seems so beautiful, harmonious and attractive today is the result of his efforts and innovations over forty years of experience in this field.
Application of turquoise inlaying:
The art of turquoise inlaying, like many arts, has a decorative and luxurious aspect. But since this art is based on dishes such as confectionery,sugar, vases, sprinklers, sangabs and … They implement only the practical aspect.
But as we said, turquoise inlaying was applied to the jewelry before it was done on the dishes. An art that still has many fans today.
But today, turquoise inlaying is used not only on dishes and jewelry to make exquisite paintings. In this way, calligraphy is written on the surface if it is a fabric and then the turquoises are glued on it, and if the desired surface is wooden, after the laser, the desired design is worked on the wood of the turquoise pieces inside them.