BONE INLAY CHEST DRAWER
WHAT IS BONE INLAY?
BONE INLAY CHEST DRAWER -refers to an ancient decorative technique that involves embedding delicate, hand-carved pieces of bone into thesurface of an object.The result makes for a striking pattern–often floral or geometric–of contrasting colours and materials that adsurface splendour to any room.
The origins of the technique are Turky,but what we do know is that it has transcended countries, centuries and civilisations,with evidence of it in the embellished furniture of ancient Egypt, lacquer ware of 18th Century Japan, and the architecture Erected during India’s Mughal Empire.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The process of inlaying begins with a design or pattern which is carved out from a material.In our case it’s either mother of pearl or cruelty-free polished bone from camels that have died of natural causes, but it can be done with wood, metal, marble and ivory.Then, with a base object (our furnishings are wood), impressions are made to match said pattern or designso that the delicate pieces of bone can be meticulously inserted onto the surface. The carved bone pieces are then surrounded by contrasting resin for an immaculately smooth finish.
Handcrafted from start to finish by artisans who have learnt techniques passed down through generations, no two pieces of bone inlay furniture are the same.Regardless of the size or inlay pattern ,these furnishings take a minimum of three weeks to produce and requireremarkable levels of patience, neatness, artistry and expertise.
WHY ADD INDIAN BONE INLAY CHEST DRAWER TO YOUR HOME?
Ornate and eye-catching, bone inlay furniture make striking home decor pieces.It has the ability to tie a whole space together, adding a dash of excitement with its individual character and tapestryof colours, textures and patterns.
And while the style has ancient roots, we’re confident that these furnishings have a place in a contemporary home,and that it’s an art form that has, and will continue to, stand the test of time.