Tray Inlay India
Handmade in India - Special collection made by Atelier ND
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 colored 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.
These trays will look beautiful in every home, whether your interior style is contemporary, vintage, minimalistic or eclectic. We use them a lot on dinner tables with candles and a flower vase.
Unique Piece size: L50 - W38 - H6 cm