The word Minakari is a compound word composed of the words mina and kari. Mina is a feminine variation of the word minu which means paradise and heaven. Kari means to do or place something onto something else. Together the word Minakari means to place paradise onto an object. It is a process of painting and coloring the surfaces of metals and ceramic tiles through enameling. This art usually involves intricate designs, mainly using geometric shapes and designs, and is applied as a decorative feature to serving dishes, containers, vases, frames, display ornaments, and jewelry. The process usually includes the fusing of colored powder glass into a substrate metal, glass, or ceramics through intense heat (usually between 750 and 850 Celsius or 1382 and 1562 degrees Fahrenheit). The powder melts and cures to a smooth, durable glassy coating on metal, glass, or ceramics. Each piece takes hours and days of hard work, preciseness, and professionalism.