Behzad's  Advice of the Ascetic  (c. 1500-1550) Conserved in Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Behzad's Advice of the Ascetic (c. 1500-1550) Conserved in Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Inspiration

Gold’n Glass is the merging of two rich cultural elements of Persia into breath taking pieces of art.

The mirror has a special place in Iranian Culture. It is used in wedding ceremonies, for New Year’s celebrations, and for blessing every time one sees the New Moon.

A Persian miniature is an immensely detailed painting which depicts religious or mythological themes from the region of the Middle East now known as Iran. The art of miniature painting in Persia flourished from the 13th through the 16th centuries, and continues to this day, with several contemporary artists producing notable Persian miniatures. These delicate, lush paintings are typically visually stunning, with a level of detail which can only be achieved with a very fine hand and an extremely small brush.

Genesis

The process used to create Gold’n Glass pieces was initially developed by Rana Farhan and Majid Jelveh for pieces displayed in the most prestigious buildings around the world. These techniques have now become the most beautiful artwork for Gold’n Glass. 

Rana, although well-known for her music, is also a magnificent painter and skilled guilder. She apprenticed with Ostad Ahmari to become one of the most accomplished miniature painters of Twentieth Century in Iran. After moving to New York in 1989 she mastered gold gilding.

Technique

Rana painstakingly gilds each one of these sand carved, digitally printed glass pieces with gold and platinum. She uses several layers and a variety of exclusive techniques, to achieve various degrees of translucency and reflectivity. 

 This first collection of four mirrors, made for cultural celebrations, is derived from “Gol-o-Morgh” (Birds & Flowers) masterpiece miniatures by Rana herself. You can see the images of these priceless original miniatures here. 

Exclusivity

Each one of these pieces, are produced in limited edition of five and are signed & numbered by the artist and come framed with the magnificent Black Walnut Frame, custom made for each, with the hardware that can alter to be wall mounted or with a stand for surface display.