Persian Moaragh marquetry, Handmade bone and shell marquetry on black wood. Shame Akhar (Last Supper) Over 50 years old. You can use as table top or hanging on the wall as a decorative piece. Marquetry is the art form used in making pictures and designs with thin slices of an immense variety of colored and textured wood, glass, shell, and other materials. It is an ancient technique for decorating the surfaces of furniture, as well as a versatile means of creative expression. The marqueter makes complex pictures by carefully cutting different veneers of wood into various shapes. These precisely cut pieces are glued into a solid stable surface. The finished product or picture is sanded and then polished.
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