Intricate inlay work has been practiced in the Middle East for more than 4,500 years. These beech-wood boxes are inlaid with hundreds of hand-cut pieces of iridescent mother-of-pearl and re-create an arabesque design from the seventh century. Lined with red velvet, they make excellent jewelry boxes or striking desk accessories. Handmade in Egypt.
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Some of the earliest examples of Egyptian inlay
work date back to the 6th century B.C., when this technique was used to adorn wooden shrines with hieroglyphs. Handmade in a Cairo studio, this beech-wood box was carved inside and out ...