Telkâri (Filigree) is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork, usually of gold and silver, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together, on the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs.
Archaeological finds in ancient Mesopotamia indicate that filigree was incorporated into jewelry since 3,000 BC. It was popular as well in Italian and French metalwork from 1660 to the late 19th century.