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12 November 2013

Antique brass braziers

The photograph below is of an antique brass brazier which is a portable heater consisting of a pot which holds hot embers of charcoal.  The heat escapes through the small decorative holes in the ornate lid.  The Dar El Jeld restaurant uses these highly decorative ornate braziers to warm the rooms of their restaurant in the winter months.
 
If you would like to learn more about braziers, I have found an excellent descriptive article on the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) website which provides a history of braziers as well as the different types:
 http://www.turkishculture.org/applied-arts/metal-artwork/braziers-142.htm
 
 
 
 
Looking down into the "belly of the brazier" pot which holds the hot embers of charcoal.
 

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