The Secret Behind Qom's Shimmering Sculptures: The Use of Gold and Silver Water in their Finishing.

Walking on the streets of Qom, a city located in central Iran, is a unique experience. The city is famous for being home to the shrine of Fatima Masumeh, the sister of the eighth Shia Imam, which attracts many visitors from all over the world. On a chilly day, my friends and I came out for shopping near the Haram and stumbled upon a traditional and cultural market known as the KHASRA market. As someone who appreciates Iranian crafts and art, I decided to explore the market to find some old and cultural stuff.


As I was walking towards the market, I noticed some beautiful and old sculptures placed near the sidewalks. These sculptures were very different from the typical sculptures that one usually sees in other parts of the world. They had a mixture of gold and silver water rubbed on them, giving them a unique shine and beauty. As I approached closer to the sculptures, I noticed that they were very realistic and well-crafted, which made them stand out from the rest.

While admiring the sculptures, I met an Iranian gentleman who was also interested in these sculptures. He shared with me some fascinating information about these sculptures, which I had never heard before. He informed me that the mixture of gold and silver water was used for the finishing of these sculptures. The process of rubbing gold and silver water on these sculptures gave them a shine that was unmatched by any other metal.

The sculptures depicted different characters belonging to great personalities of Iran. These included scientists, architects, engineers, doctors, martyrs, and other skillful people. It was impressive to see how Iranian people remembered their skillful characters and celebrated their special days in their memory. The sculptures represented their culture and their way of paying tribute to the people who contributed to the betterment of their society.


I was particularly fascinated by a sculpture of a great scientist who made significant contributions to the field of medicine. It was an excellent way to remember and honor the great minds that had a significant impact on the world. The sculpture of the scientist was so well-crafted that it looked like he was just about to step out of the sculpture.

One of the things that I loved about Iranian culture was their appreciation for art, skill, and history. The sculptures were not only beautiful, but they also told a story of Iran's rich history and the people who contributed to it. I felt like I was walking through a museum that was spread across the streets of Qom.

I could not resist taking pictures of these beautiful sculptures to show them to my family and friends. I even took a selfie with one of the sculptures, which I planned to keep as a memorable picture. It was an excellent way to remember my visit to Qom and the beautiful sculptures that I saw on the streets.

My visit to the streets of Qom near the Haram was a unique experience. The KHASRA market was a treasure trove of traditional and cultural signs of the old people, and the sculptures were a testament to the rich history and culture of Iran. The mixture of gold and silver water used on the sculptures gave them a shine that was unmatched, making them stand out from the rest.

It was fascinating to learn about the people that the sculptures represented and the significant contributions that they made to the world. I would recommend anyone visiting Qom to explore the streets and discover the hidden gems that this city has to offer.

There are some more pictures that I took and shared with you. I hope you enjoy the post and that you enjoy the photography as well. If you enjoyed the post, please leave feedback in the comments section so that the next one is even better. Thank you for sticking with me until the end.

REMEMBER: We should prepare for the unexpected and hope for the best. Life may not be easy, but you must do your best and leave the rest to God.

3 columns
2 columns
1 column