Hand-carved bone inlay lampbase
Hand-carved bone inlay lampbase from 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 is the perfect upgrade for your shade!
P.s. We like to combine styles, as in the photo you see the base with a green or blue shade.
Size: W18 x H41cm