The engraving (Ghalam Zani) is the art of carving superb designs on various kinds of metals such as copper, brass, silver, and gold. The same as other Iranian handicrafts, Isfahan is the main center for engraving. It is believed that there was a significant development of engraving during the Safavid dynasty.
GhalamZani patterns are usually trees, human, animal, and detailed miniature shapes. The work is usually used for plates, trays, vases, and etc.