Istanbul Sanat Wrought Iron
Iron Master

A new substance: Iron

It was discovered late in the early ages that the carbon and other metals in iron can be reduced by the second melting of iron and hammering it. That is why the early blacksmiths, by hardening iron using fire and water, were kept in the eyes of humanity in the same class as doctors, and an almost divine power was attributed. The doctors who helped the patients to heal were the ironmasters, who were of primary importance, with the construction of armor, weaponry, and the construction that helped the city develop and survive. For this reason, ironmasters have preserved their importance since the thirteenth century BC, which is thought to be the beginning of the iron age.

Processed Iron

With the processing of iron and becoming a branch of art, the first examples of wrought iron began to emerge. Wrought iron, which we encounter with examples such as handle, hinge and door knob, was also used in the construction of the Imperial Towers during the Roman period. This shows us the diversity of the uses of iron and iron chopping (wrought iron) in every period in human history and the importance of the masters who performed this art. However, in written sources, the first blacksmith in the history of humanity is stated as the prophet David. In this way, the importance given to iron and blacksmiths and this strong image attributed to it continues unchanged with the written sources and the last point of iron.

As a result, ironmasters built ancient structures with wrought iron, an art of ironwork, fought in wars, and turned the structures into historical places forever.