Meerschaum Embroidery

Meerschaum Processing

Initially, raw meerschaum, which was all exported, was processed in Europe. Today, the export of raw meerschaum has been prevented and all of them have been processed by masters from Eskişehir who were trained in the Republican period.

Meerschaum, a pipe made of meerschaum, a completely original material with its elegant and delicate structure, is now produced not only as tools for tobacco, but also brand new works with high usage and aesthetic value.

Meerschaum extracted from underground can be easily processed as long as it does not lose its moisture. Meerschaum embroidery is a difficult but enjoyable handicraft that requires skill, experience and patience. All kinds of processing can be done on meerschaum with specially shaped blades.

The number of these knives and similar tools, which are usually prepared by the masters themselves, sometimes approaches fifty. In long-term work, the stone that loses its moisture and hardens can be softened again by immersing it in water. Choosing the most suitable model for the natural shape of the stone is essential in the business. Thus, it is ensured that the stone is evaluated with the least possible waste.

The most important source of model is observation and imagination of masters. Meerschaum processed in the designed way is dried in a long time by indirect heat and sanded very finely. Completed meerschaum artifacts are polished by dipping into bleached and sufficiently heated wax.

Meerschaum works impregnated with hot wax from the surface are polished by rubbing. Meanwhile, meerschaum, which takes on a transparent cream / yellow color, acquires an ivory-like appearance.

At the beginning of this century, especially meerschaum embroidery, which started with the drawing of beads from pieces of stones by hand lathes, has developed in a versatile way since the years of the Republic.

It is difficult to find investors for the extraction and processing of meerschaum, which is called the only product that the Chinese cannot imitate.

Source: wikipedia.org

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