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  • 25 Oct 2018
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION

Spotlight on: Indian Inlays

Spotlight on: Indian Inlays

Our inlay boxes and trays have become a favourite among Wicklewood customers. These colourful intricate pieces are the perfect accent to bring a pop of colour and an artisanal touch to any home. Prepare to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Indian Inlays on this week's blog post.

An ancient technique

The art of inlay is an ancient decorative technique that involves inserting pieces of materials such as wood, metal, ivory or even shells onto a base surface creating intricate designs. The first inlay works are probably attributable to the first Egyptian dynasty, who lived around 3000 BC. They could create works of well-made inlay materials of various kinds and colours such as glass, ivory, obsidian, quartz, wood. To this day, the tradition is kept alive, particularly in countries like India, with inlay being used to decorate objects, furniture or architecture.

The art of Inlay is an ancient decorative technique that involves inserting pieces of materials such as wood, metal, ivory or even shells onto a base surface creating intricate designs.
 An artisan in India working the Inlay technique with mother of pearl and wood.

 Ethically sourced materials, beautifully crafted

All of our inlay boxes and trays are handcrafted in India using ethically sourced bone and wood. The skilled artisans use techniques that had been pass down through generations to create one of a kind pieces that will stand the test of time.

All of our inlay boxes and trays are handcrafted in India using ethically sourced bone and woo
 Mother of pearl as well as bone are two of the most common materials used for this intricate technique.

Stylish Storage

Stashing your stuff in style has never been easier. Our inlay boxes and trays are perfect to store your most treasured belongings: from jewellery to desk essentials to photographs. On our website, you'll find a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours so you will always find the right piece to fit your needs.

 Stash your stuff in style with our handmade inlay boxes and trays, they are perfect to store your favourite things: from photographs to jewels.
 Discover Wicklewood's selection of inlay boxes and trays here

Make a statement with intricate designs

The leafy, floral and geometrical motifs painstakingly inlaid in our boxes and trays and their vibrant contrasting colours will guarantee to make a statement to any corner of your home. They look great in coffee tables, desks or shelves and will add character to any room, making it the perfect gift to friends and family...or yourself!

 Wicklewood's offers a wide variety of colourful inlay boxes and trays so you will always find the right size and shape to fit your needs.
Our wide selection of handcrafted decorative accents will help you to make an instant statement in any corner of your home.

 

 

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