IMG 4777
JWWBX013

Small Pearl Box

JOD 15

Dimensions

Diameter:
50 mm
Height:
45 mm

Description

This miniature walnut box, inlaid with mother of pearl and thin thread, is part of a collection which reinterprets the Damascene flower in the crafts of wood carving, wood-mosaic and inlay. It is finished with lacquer.

Care instructions

Clean using a dry cloth and avoid exposure to liquids.

MG 3598
ARTISAN STORY

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 Jordan

1 Fawzi Al-Maalouf Street Jabal Amman, Jordan

Opening Hours
Saturday - Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: Closed