Persian marquetry (also known as Persian inlaid work and incrustation work) is one of the Iranian arts which involves decorating the surface of wooden or metallic artifacts with tiny pieces of wood, bone or metal. To produce a piece of handicrafts, the artist: 1- Produces the patterns with sticks of wood, brass, ivory, camel bones etc. 2-Then put the sticks together in triangular beams and joins in a strict order to form geometrical figures and finally 3- glue these patterns to the object. The smaller inlaid pieces the artwork contains, the higher value it has. Persian marquetry which is popular in different parts of Iran (especially in Shiraz and Isfahan) is used to decorate frames, pipes, jewel boxes and chessboards that is interesting to see in your travel to Iran.
Gluing the pattern to the frame