Item Details

Item No. 121


khatam karee means "hand-inlaid."  To inlay is to apply wood or other materials in geometric shapes to decorate the surface of various objects. The average is 250 pieces for every cubic centimeter of inlaid work. 

The painting is done on celluloid and depicts a man leading his animals past the joob (creek).  The picture is set into an attractive esleemee border reminiscent of the elaborate mosaic work.  The pigeon tower in the background suggests that the setting is near the ancient city of Isfahan.  In olden days, pigeon droppings were collected and used as fertilizer.

The frame comes with a stand on the back, ready for display

This item would make an excellent gift for anyone who is fond of fine craftsmanship, folk arts, decorators or anyone looking for that extra touch of class for their home.

Dimensions: 12" x 9.5" (30 x 24 cm), including frame.