Handmade Box Inlay from India
Handmade in India.
Bone inlay is a technique that involves fixing intricate, hand carved pieces of camel bone and mother-of-pearl into a wooden frame, that is then filled with a coloured resin. It derives from the ancient craft of intarsia, which the Egyptians used to decorate wood as far back as 3000 years ago. In the past, bone and mother-of-pearl inlay was an artisan craft, afforded only by the wealthy. Today, advances in manufacturing have meant that bone inlay furniture is much easier to make, and therefore can be affordable. However, handmade bone inlay antiques and artisan pieces are still popular.
This box is the perfect for hiding your keys in the hallway. Or your jewelry in your bedroom. Or just as a decoration piece in the living room.
Unique piece size: L31 x W15.5 x Depth 23 cm