One day tour in Iran – Enamel or Mina-Kari is the art of drawing with brushes and fine needles on a metal dish, glass, ceramics, stone, or any other material that will withstand the fusing temperature. Craftsmen of Sasanied era invented this art and Mongols spread it to India and other countries. Only natural-mineral colors and mostly copper are used in Isfahan Minakari industry. Painted dishes must be “baked” so their special colors melt and create a glossy coating which will stick to the surface. Colors are then stable on the dishes for future use.
Attend our interesting Minakari tour and make your hand-made souvenir!
We provide all the raw materials including a small copper dishes, brushes, special natural-mineral colors and other things that forms the base of your handmade course .Our professional instructor will show you how to make your own Minakari from the first to the last step. Although there are some basic Minakari patterns and color sets, you can make your own design and combine traditional styles with your creativity as well. In the middle of the class, you will taste a traditional Persian drink and enjoy tasty Iranian sweets.
Once completed, Minakari dishes are easy to fold, carry, or put in your luggage. Take an original, enjoyable, hand-made souvenir home from your visit to Isfahan.
Note: Minakari is a multistage process, you experience the main stages and other complementary ones will be explained during the course. Once you finish painting, the object needs to go to the oven. It may takes 1 -2 days to prepare and deliver your final Minakari. We suggest you to attend this one day tour in Iran on the first day of your stay in Isfahan. In the case of unfinished processes, a Minakari made by another person will be given to you.
Departure Point : We pick you up from your hotel or guest-house at Isfahan.
Departure Time (one of the following based on your own selection):
Morning : 9 -13
Afternoon: 14 – 18
3 to 4 hours
We take you back to your hotel or guest-house in Isfahan at the end of the experience.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.