Collection: Brooches and lapel pins

Copper enameling is the ancient technique of meenakari,  (Persian: میناکاری). This is the process of painting and colouring the surfaces of metals and ceramic tiles through enameling, originating in Safavid Iran. 

The EkiBeki team upskills the Meenakari artisans we work with, to use the traditional handcrafted processes to create designs that are relevant and suitable to our modern lifestyles. Handcrafted by artisans in Western Maharashtra, India, copper enamel brooches uses the chips leftover after making of the tambat ali/ copper vessels, thus creating a circular economy. 

Every Ekibeki piece you buy goes to support the artisans and their livelihood. It also helps to keep one family retain the ancient lore, in danger of getting lost in the mass-produced machine made times we live in.