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Square Damascene Box (Small)

JOD 35

Dimensions

100 x 100 x 75 mm

Description

This square walnut box celebrates the craft of wood-mosaic. It is lined with velvet, and finished with lacquer. It can be used to store jewellery or edibles.

Care instructions

Clean using a dry cloth and avoid exposure to liquids.

MG 3003
ARTISAN STORY

Wood-Mosaic

Wood-mosaic has a long history in the Levant, and it is of particular significance to artisans in Damascus. It is often created using a number of different woods, such as walnut, olive, eucalyptus, cherry, lemon, and rose woods. Mother-of-pearl can also be used. The woods are cut into strips and fitted together to create a design, forming long trunks stored by artisans for future pieces. The artisan will select the trunk to use and slice it, and this slice will then be inlaid into wood to create a geometric design. Detailed and intricate wood-mosaic has now all but disappeared as artisans produce less complex designs. In Jordan, a small community of wood-mosaic artisans are practicing and preserving the craft by passing their knowledge to a new generation of apprentices.

Turquoise Mountain Jordan

1 Fawzi Al-Maalouf Street Jabal Amman, Jordan

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