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Mother of Pearl Hexagon Ornament (L)

JOD 12

Dimensions

70 x 70 x 3 mm

Description

This collection includes star-shaped, circular and hexagonal Christmas ornaments inlaid with white mother of pearl onto walnut wood, and finished with lacquer. Two sizes are available for each typology that can also be complemented with the brass and copper ornaments.

Care instructions

Clean using a dry cloth and avoid exposure to liquids.

MG 3598
ABOUT THE CRAFT

INLAY

Traditional inlay can be found in the Islamic world as far back as the 9th century. Traditional inlay usually involves materials such as tin thread, shell, and different wood types, most commonly walnut. Historically in Syria, the shell would come from the Euphrates river, but artisans working in inlay today source their shell from further afield.
Many artisans specialize in a single step in the inlay process, meaning that one inlaid piece can involve multiple people. In Jordan, many of those who practice this craft are originally from Damascus. They are very few but are preserving their craft by nurturing a new generation of young apprentices.

Turquoise Mountain Levant

1 Fawzi Al-Maalouf Street Jabal Amman, Jordan

Opening Hours
SUNDAY TO THURSDAY FROM 10:00 to 22:00
SATURDAY FROM 15:00 to 22:00