What is your aesthetic judgment regarding a telephone set encrusted with khatam?
What are the reasons that certify your idea?
Using khatam in a telephone set, not only combine a modern object with a traditional art, it is also an ornamental appearance for an object that progressing ability and usage of it has been in attendance from last time till now, already is an application object and regard appearance is a lot of changing in it. But all part of it is just in control (attendance) of earning (output).Knowing that telephone is a set consist different parts such as: buttons, number, and letters….Therefore using painted and decorative appearance may not be so pleasant. Of course simple colors and limited spectrums in different phones show the aesthetic criterions of people.
Khatam encrusting place is in subtotal category of ornamental arts and is subset of joining wooden arts. It means that using khatam needs framework. For a long time till now, we see usage of khatam in different object like: photo frames, chairs, table, boxes ….but khatam telephone is a combination of traditional decorative art and a modern application object that has different usage from other objects that uses as khatam framework.
Types of khatam result in different kinds of geometrical knots, beside elegance, confined colors of geometrical painted and drawing are common characteristics of the all kinds. The order and symmetry of the designs created in khatam indicate the desirability of that. More over in evolution and aesthetic of an object encrusted related to the quality of khatam and the manner of producing it. In comparison with other ornamental arts, khatam has special appearance and the changes in it, is not noticeable for everyone, only who are familiar with this art can understand the distinction.
Now that which is instance of consider, is usage the khatam as decorative of telephone set, knowing that telephone is one of most important machine applied every where, in every place and it is one of mankind s inventions that has changed a lot in mechanism by passing time, also new and more facilities have added to it, and its new form and design is not comparable with elder models.
This is why the designers and producers always try to have initiatives and if decorative aspect of telephone would be accepted by people, surely a new market would create by offering new models designers. The reason that there was not a permanent and long term presence of this ornamentation in this compound is that along transformations created in this industry, the standards of choosing a telephone was good quality and new application. If some particular models offered to market, they were in limited number and also because of examining customers. Because experiments show that customers pay more attention to application and facilities of a new set and restriction in color and simplicity of models within variety in forms shows various kinds of demand in society and applying color spectrums like: color gray, gray, black, white and simplicity of models show people prefer simplicity of it.
In the some objects like: box, frame, chair, table…shape of object is in control of khatam s user, but telephone is perfectly application and customers do not attention it as decorative object because that which is important for them is process of it. As we see khatam accepted just by some simple shapes and limited colors. It shows us that beauty is in its simplicity. So khatam incrusted is only create a painted background, and with attendance part of it.
The total appearance of a khatam telephone may not be acceptable for some people. Meantime they are eager to by that set for utility usage not as an ornamental object and because of using khatam (which is a handicraft) they have to pay a high price for that.
Finally, by using khatam on the surface of telephone, not only some applied features of that would be limited in producing process, but also in encrusting phase, artist face some problems in clarity and visibility of details. This design surface which is confined because of little space and just cover the surface will influence exhibition of details.
Consequently, if there were needs for ornamentation and beautifying a telephone set more initiative and designs would develop.
As a result, using khatam in telephone would not be very much accepted and pleasing, because of confining operational ways, same and monotonous designs and shining of some parts not being visible of some details.