THE ANCIENT ART OF INTARSIA
Intarsia is the making of decorative pictures by laying pieces of
various natural woods into a ground work of solid wood.
Through the centuries craftsmen have created beautiful works of art
from wood. Intarsia is seen in the history of ancient Egypt, Persia,
eighth-century Japan and Imperial Rome. However the Sienese of Italy
are the most noted for their work with carvings dating back to the
THE TRADITIONAL PROCESS
Intarsia takes many long and demanding hours of work, First you must
import rare and exotic woods. Then the ground work must be carved,
lowered and trenched. Next the imported woods are cut, sawed and sliced
into tiles and these tiles are set one at a time, in a bed of glue.
Finally the inlaid surface is sanded, rubbed down, and burnished,
creating a lovely decorative piece.