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Traditional Islamic Marquetry & Inlay Work

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns. Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 462

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 7 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 6.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 4.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 7 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 4 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 3 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl coasters that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid work, use the following craftsmen to work on a single item; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 468

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 11 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 11 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 4.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 9 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 9 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 0.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).


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    Item Number: 501

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 12.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 8.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 10.5 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 6 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 2.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 474

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 13 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 9 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 10 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 6.5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 2.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 466
    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 13 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 9 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 10 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 6.5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 2.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 467

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 12.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 8.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 9 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 3 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 465

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 11 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements:  7.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 4 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 8.5 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 3.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 464

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 14 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 10 c
    Exterior Length Measurements: 2.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 11 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 7 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 3 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents mother of pearl marquetry boxes that are made in Egypt.

    The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt. The Pharaohs were familiar with chairs and chests that incorporated thinly sliced sections of contrasting woods and semi precious materials assembled in geometric patterns.  Currently, traditional artisanal workshops, or the producers, are responsible for the design and production process. Workshops purchase the raw materials and then transform them using the craftsmen’s inherited knowledge, skill and know-how in producing an authentic piece of Egyptian Islamic craft. During the production process, artisanal workshops do not perform all production tasks; rather, there is specialization within the one-craft cluster. Adding value to the product takes place during the production process, where a complete cluster of not less than five workshops contribute to the value-added process for one product. Egypt which is well known for its mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes (different, for example, from Damascene wood products), use the following craftsmen to work on a single box; a carpenter an inlay worker (sadafgy); a wood stainer (ostorgy) and an upholsterer (menaged).

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    Item Number: 461

    Country of Origin: Egypt
    Material: Mother of Pearl
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 16 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 11 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 13.5 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 8.5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 2.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents marquetry woodwork boxes that are made in Syria.

    The craft of inlaying goes back thousands of years. Many museums around the world display inlaid objects of Assyrian and ancient Egyptian origin – some over 3000 years old. When the Muslims in the 7th century established Damascus as the capital of their empire, the Umayyad rulers encouraged the art of mosaics. Under their sponsorship in the early 8th century, the city’s Umayyad Mosque became the first structure in the Islamic world where the art of inlaying was practised on a large scale. From this first experience in inlaying, when mostly Byzantine artisans were employed, the art of mosaics developed in Damascus and became an honoured profession.

    After the Ottomans occupied Damascus, the Arabs lost political power, concentrating thereafter on industry and the crafts. Among these vocations were all types of inlaying in metal and wood – trades for which the city remains famous.

    The art of inlaying reached Europe through Moorish Spain and Sicily. The technique became known as intarsia – a name believed to have been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). Others derive the word from the Latin interserere (to insert). On the other hand, marquetry (a mosaic of veneers), another name used for wood inlaying, comes from the French marquetor (to mark).

    Intarsia or inlays of contrasting patterns, still practised extensively in Damascus, are designs set into all types of wood. Forms are sunk into the wood according to a prearranged design. In the past, the hollows were then filled with pieces of different wood like ebony, lemon, oak, walnut or bone, and mother of pearl.

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    Item Number: 460

    Country of Origin: Syria
    Material: Wood
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 7.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 7.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 5.5 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 5.5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 2.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents marquetry woodwork boxes that are made in Syria.

    The craft of inlaying goes back thousands of years. Many museums around the world display inlaid objects of Assyrian and ancient Egyptian origin – some over 3000 years old. When the Muslims in the 7th century established Damascus as the capital of their empire, the Umayyad rulers encouraged the art of mosaics. Under their sponsorship in the early 8th century, the city’s Umayyad Mosque became the first structure in the Islamic world where the art of inlaying was practised on a large scale. From this first experience in inlaying, when mostly Byzantine artisans were employed, the art of mosaics developed in Damascus and became an honoured profession.

    After the Ottomans occupied Damascus, the Arabs lost political power, concentrating thereafter on industry and the crafts. Among these vocations were all types of inlaying in metal and wood – trades for which the city remains famous.

    The art of inlaying reached Europe through Moorish Spain and Sicily. The technique became known as intarsia – a name believed to have been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). Others derive the word from the Latin interserere (to insert). On the other hand, marquetry (a mosaic of veneers), another name used for wood inlaying, comes from the French marquetor (to mark).

    Intarsia or inlays of contrasting patterns, still practised extensively in Damascus, are designs set into all types of wood. Forms are sunk into the wood according to a prearranged design. In the past, the hollows were then filled with pieces of different wood like ebony, lemon, oak, walnut or bone, and mother of pearl.

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    Item Number: 459

    Country of Origin: Syria
    Material: Wood
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 16.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 10.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 4 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 13 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 7.5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 4.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents marquetry woodwork boxes that are made in Syria.

    The craft of inlaying goes back thousands of years. Many museums around the world display inlaid objects of Assyrian and ancient Egyptian origin – some over 3000 years old. When the Muslims in the 7th century established Damascus as the capital of their empire, the Umayyad rulers encouraged the art of mosaics. Under their sponsorship in the early 8th century, the city’s Umayyad Mosque became the first structure in the Islamic world where the art of inlaying was practised on a large scale. From this first experience in inlaying, when mostly Byzantine artisans were employed, the art of mosaics developed in Damascus and became an honoured profession.

    After the Ottomans occupied Damascus, the Arabs lost political power, concentrating thereafter on industry and the crafts. Among these vocations were all types of inlaying in metal and wood – trades for which the city remains famous.

    The art of inlaying reached Europe through Moorish Spain and Sicily. The technique became known as intarsia – a name believed to have been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). Others derive the word from the Latin interserere (to insert). On the other hand, marquetry (a mosaic of veneers), another name used for wood inlaying, comes from the French marquetor (to mark).

    Intarsia or inlays of contrasting patterns, still practised extensively in Damascus, are designs set into all types of wood. Forms are sunk into the wood according to a prearranged design. In the past, the hollows were then filled with pieces of different wood like ebony, lemon, oak, walnut or bone, and mother of pearl.

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    Item Number: 458

    Country of Origin: Syria
    Material: Wood
    Workmanship: Handmade

    Exterior Length Measurements: 18.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 12 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3.5 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 15.5 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 9 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 4.5 cm

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents marquetry woodwork boxes that are made in Syria.

    The craft of inlaying goes back thousands of years. Many museums around the world display inlaid objects of Assyrian and ancient Egyptian origin – some over 3000 years old. When the Muslims in the 7th century established Damascus as the capital of their empire, the Umayyad rulers encouraged the art of mosaics. Under their sponsorship in the early 8th century, the city’s Umayyad Mosque became the first structure in the Islamic world where the art of inlaying was practised on a large scale. From this first experience in inlaying, when mostly Byzantine artisans were employed, the art of mosaics developed in Damascus and became an honoured profession.

    After the Ottomans occupied Damascus, the Arabs lost political power, concentrating thereafter on industry and the crafts. Among these vocations were all types of inlaying in metal and wood – trades for which the city remains famous.

    The art of inlaying reached Europe through Moorish Spain and Sicily. The technique became known as intarsia – a name believed to have been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). Others derive the word from the Latin interserere (to insert). On the other hand, marquetry (a mosaic of veneers), another name used for wood inlaying, comes from the French marquetor (to mark).

    Intarsia or inlays of contrasting patterns, still practised extensively in Damascus, are designs set into all types of wood. Forms are sunk into the wood according to a prearranged design. In the past, the hollows were then filled with pieces of different wood like ebony, lemon, oak, walnut or bone, and mother of pearl.

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    Item Number: 457

    Country of Origin: Syria
    Material: Wood
    Workmanship: Handmade


    Exterior Length Measurements: 12 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 6.5 cm
    Exterior Length Measurements: 3 cm

    Interior Length Measurements: 9 cm
    Interior Width Measurements: 3.5 cm
    Interior Height Measurements: 3.5 cm
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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents marquetry woodwork coasters that are made in Syria.

    The craft of inlaying goes back thousands of years. Many museums around the world display inlaid objects of Assyrian and ancient Egyptian origin – some over 3000 years old. When the Muslims in the 7th century established Damascus as the capital of their empire, the Umayyad rulers encouraged the art of mosaics. Under their sponsorship in the early 8th century, the city’s Umayyad Mosque became the first structure in the Islamic world where the art of inlaying was practised on a large scale. From this first experience in inlaying, when mostly Byzantine artisans were employed, the art of mosaics developed in Damascus and became an honoured profession.

    After the Ottomans occupied Damascus, the Arabs lost political power, concentrating thereafter on industry and the crafts. Among these vocations were all types of inlaying in metal and wood – trades for which the city remains famous.

    The art of inlaying reached Europe through Moorish Spain and Sicily. The technique became known as intarsia – a name believed to have been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). Others derive the word from the Latin interserere (to insert). On the other hand, marquetry (a mosaic of veneers), another name used for wood inlaying, comes from the French marquetor (to mark).

    Intarsia or inlays of contrasting patterns, still practised extensively in Damascus, are designs set into all types of wood. Forms are sunk into the wood according to a prearranged design. In the past, the hollows were then filled with pieces of different wood like ebony, lemon, oak, walnut or bone, and mother of pearl.

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    Item Number: 455

    Material: Wood

    Workmanship: Handmade
    Number of Coasters in each set: 6
    Individual Coaster Length: 8 cm
    Individual Coaster Length: 8 cm
    Individual Coaster Height: 0.5

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    Rumi's Garden humbly presents marquetry woodwork coasters that are made in Syria.


    The craft of inlaying goes back thousands of years. Many museums around the world display inlaid objects of Assyrian and ancient Egyptian origin – some over 3000 years old. When the Muslims in the 7th century established Damascus as the capital of their empire, the Umayyad rulers encouraged the art of mosaics. Under their sponsorship in the early 8th century, the city’s Umayyad Mosque became the first structure in the Islamic world where the art of inlaying was practised on a large scale. From this first experience in inlaying, when mostly Byzantine artisans were employed, the art of mosaics developed in Damascus and became an honoured profession.

    After the Ottomans occupied Damascus, the Arabs lost political power, concentrating thereafter on industry and the crafts. Among these vocations were all types of inlaying in metal and wood – trades for which the city remains famous.

    The art of inlaying reached Europe through Moorish Spain and Sicily. The technique became known as intarsia – a name believed to have been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). Others derive the word from the Latin interserere (to insert). On the other hand, marquetry (a mosaic of veneers), another name used for wood inlaying, comes from the French marquetor (to mark).

    Intarsia or inlays of contrasting patterns, still practised extensively in Damascus, are designs set into all types of wood. Forms are sunk into the wood according to a prearranged design. In the past, the hollows were then filled with pieces of different wood like ebony, lemon, oak, walnut or bone, and mother of pearl.

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    Item Number: 454

    Country of Origin: Syria
    Material: Wood
    Workmanship: Handmade
    Number of Coasters in each set: 6
    Individual Coaster Length: 8 cm
    Individual Coaster Length: 8 cm
    Individual Coaster Height: 0.5

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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire.  It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.


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    Item Number: 218

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Length: 6 cm
    Width: 8 cm
    Depth: 5.5 cm

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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.

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    Item Number: 412

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Image on top: Two men playing polo
    Length: 7 cm
    Width: 5 cm
    Depth: 3 cm
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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.

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    Item Number: 411

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Image on top: Islamic Persian floral design
    Length: 7 cm
    Width: 5 cm
    Depth: 3 cm
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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.

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    Item Number: 410

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Image on top: Beautiful woman in turban
    Length: 7 cm
    Width: 5 cm
    Depth: 3 cm
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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.

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    Item Number: 409

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Image on top: Islamic Persian floral design
    Length: 7 cm
    Width: 5 cm
    Depth: 3 cm
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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.

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    Item Number: 408

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Image on top: Man playing polo
    Length: 7 cm
    Width: 5 cm
    Depth: 3 cm
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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.


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    Item Number: 219

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood and Copper
    Length: 6 cm
    Width: 8 cm
    Depth: 5.5 cm

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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire.  It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.


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    Item Number: 218

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Length: 6 cm
    Width: 8 cm
    Depth: 5.5 cm

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    Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. Common materials used in the construction of inlaid articles are gold, silver, brass, aluminum and twisted wire. It is currently a dying art and Rumi's Garden has commissioned master craftsmen in Iran to create these beautiful gems.

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    Item Number: 223

    Country of Origin: Iran

    Material: Wood, Camel Bone and Copper
    Length: 7 cm
    Width: 5 cm
    Depth: 3 cm
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