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Syrup Box Rectangular Syria - Star Decoration - 10.5 cm

Square inlay box from Syria decorated with mother of pearl, various types of wood.This product has been made taking care of even the smallest detail through the artisan technique of the Taracea in Syria, one of the few places where this technique still exists. Perfect gift, to include in some detail.

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In Jaima Alkauzar you can Buy Online Square inlay box from Syria decorated with mother of pearl, various types of wood. A The best price. This product has been made taking care of even the smallest detail through the artisan technique of the Taracea in Syria, one of the few places where this technique still exists. Perfect gift, to include in some detail.

Exterior Measures:

11.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 3.5 cm

Inside:

9 cm x 6 cm x 2.5 cm

The inlay technique refers to the veneering or incrustation of thin sheets of precious wood, ivory or bone, nacre or shells covering a wooden body.

It appears very early in history, in Mesopotamia, around 2600 before J.-C, as attested by numerous objects found in the excavations of Ur).

The Odyssey of Homer and Pliny the Elder name objects made according to this technique. It was also known in Pharaonic Egypt, and was perpetuated in the Coptic and then the Islamic era. . In particular, a set of boards date from the beginning of the Islamic period. . They present a geometric decoration: a set of checkers and rhombuses associated with arcades and columns isused. This beautiful-looking decoration still bears the imprint of late Antiquity. In the Fatimid period (X-XII centuries), motives and style evolve.

It was in the 12th century, under the Seljuk Atabegs and the Ayubites that the work of embedded wood developed considerably, mainly for the furniture of religious buildings. The marquetry work, which uses ivory and nacre, associated with the finely sculpted wood, enhances the strictly geometric decoration of complex motifs centered around eight or ten pointed stars.

This association of complex geometric networks, built around star-shaped polygons and a rich work of inlays, will find its fullness in the Mamluk period, in the decoration of great pious foundations,. During the fourteenth century, an important use of large inlays of ivory elements stands out.

In a more miniaturist style, furniture elements are made, such as the kursi and the Koran box in ivory, bone and precious woods.

At the same time, the Christians of Egypt also used this technique to decorate their churches.

The Ottoman Turks probably took from the Mamluks the art of marquetry, since then reserved for the furniture elements.

The wood marquetry was transmitted from the East to Italy, where it will be called intarsia. The PRImmen mentions appear in documents found in Siena in the thirteenth century, where the use of ivory is privileged to obtain a strong bichrome contrast with dark wood. From Italy, the marquetry will then spread to all of Europe.

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