Welcome to my eBay shop. I am Anvar Kurbanov, a master metal carver from Bukhara, Uzbekistan. I carve brass, nickel, silver, bronze and copper into decorative plates, jewelry, coffee pots and other beautiful items, and then color them with enamel. In Uzbekistan, we call the art form ‘kandakor’.
I fell in love with metal carving, or metal chasing as it is also known, as a child. From age 11 I began to hone my craft, and eventually I was able to have my own workshop where I create my own unique designs by hand, following in the footsteps of the kandakor masters of the 15th and 16th centuries. I am deeply inspired by the designs from this classic period, and although I create my plates, tea sets and jewelry using the same techniques that have been practiced for centuries, all my designs are original.
My work is a true calling for me, and I like to think of the art I produce as “a song in metal.” I hope you will agree