Our Boutique History

MINAKARI: The word Minakari is a compound word composed of the words mina and kari. Mina is a feminine variation of the word minu which means paradise and heaven. Kari means to do or place something onto something else. Together the word Minakari means to place paradise onto an object. It is a process of painting and coloring the surfaces of metals and ceramic tiles through enameling. This art usually involves intricate designs, mainly using geometric shapes and designs, and is applied as a decorative feature to serving dishes, containers, vases, frames, display ornaments, and jewelry. The process usually includes the fusing of colored powder glass into a substrate metal, glass, or ceramics through intense heat (usually between 750 and 850 Celsius or 1382 and 1562 degrees Fahrenheit). The powder melts and cures to a smooth, durable glassy coating on metal, glass, or ceramics. Each piece takes hours and days of hard work, preciseness, and professionalism

SIALK CERAMIC: The sun and horse are the symbols of Indo-European tribes. The other designs found on sialk earthen are simple lines, plants and flowers, and simple geometric designs. The earthen works of sialk belong to the 9th and 10th century B.C. 

GLAZED CERAMIC: Handcrafted multipurpose enamel glazed ceramic. A mixture of blue/green color controls heals the emotions, and recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness. It is an impervious layer or coating of a viteous substance that has been fused to a ceramic body through firing. Glaze can serve to color, decorate, or waterproof an item. Glazing renders earthenware vessels suitable for holding liquids, sealing the inherent porosity of unglazed biscuit earthenware. It also gives a tougher surface. The glaze is also used on stoneware and porcelain. In addition to their functionality, glazes can form a variety of surface finishes, including degrees of a glossy or matte finish and color. Glazes may also enhance the underlying design or texture either unmodified or inscribed, carved, or painted. Glazes need to include a ceramic flux which functions by promoting partial liquefaction in the clay bodies and the other glaze materials. 

RED ROSE: The red rose on ceramic pottery honors a life lived. The red rose is known as the flower of wealth and honor and was traditionally a token of love and exchange as a farewell gift.

SEA GREEN CERAMIC: Handcrafted multipurpose enamel sea-green ceramic. Sea green/mint color heals the emotions, and recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness. The decoration of these objects was created with great care and artist skills. Add a stunning pop of color to your living space with this sea-green flower vase.

GLAZED FLOWER CERAMIC: The history of the art of pottery goes back to ancient times. When agriculture came into existence and cultivation started in the mid-eastern plateau by primitive races of this land, people made utensils of baked clay in order to meet their needs. On the pottery, the different and vibrant colors are used to show love and happiness in the coming days.

STEEL: All of our steel bowls and trays are made of premium-grade stainless steel and cast gold aluminum. The practice of steel sheet metal fabrication actually dates back to ancient Egyptian jewelry. The beginning of the 18th century saw the invention of steam and aluminum hammers, leading to the start of a new age in iron production. By 1857, the first inexpensive process allows for the mass production of steel from cast iron.