Bone inlay and Mother of Pearl accents are very popular. These pieces are signature pieces that can add the finishing touch to any decor. A piece of furniture finished in bone or mother of pearl is an investment in timeless art.
The art of bone inlay is specific to the state of Rajasthan in India, where this meticulous skill is handed down from generation to generation. Bone inlay items are made of real discarded animal bones like camel, buffalo etc To produce a piece of bone inlay furniture Three craftsmen are employed to make a piece of Bone Inlay furniture.
- The first hand-carves pieces of camel bone into delicate shapes;
- The second affixes those pieces onto a wooden furniture frame in intricate patterns, and;
- The third fills in around the bone with the colored resin background.
To create an intricate piece of furniture, the process takes about 3 weeks.
We wanted to give you the jist of back ground information on these beautiful hand-made pieces so you don’t feel guilty about enjoying them.
To clean your bone inlay furniture, wipe with a slightly damp cloth. Bone Inlay furniture has a porous surface, so items in high-use situations - such as coffee tables - should be sealed prior to use. Grout sealant (available from any hardware store) is suitable for this.