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Bone Inlay and Mother of Pearl

Decorative art is an expression of an art form where beauty meets function or when form follows function and when a design or style that has been accentuated to flatter the object - providing delight to the eye of the beholder. Some of the major areas where this has reached high levels of mastery are porcelain art, jewelry, textile arts, and furniture. Different regions of the world have dedicated centuries to perfecting their own styles. Wisteria is committed to bringing these unique artisan crafted items from around the world to your doorstep. Wisteria has always been known for its curating expertise. In the past, for example our Chinoiserie collection has been a source of delight to many, for many years, and not surprisingly they have been some of our best sellers.

We are delighted to introduce you to our new Bone Inlay and Mother of Pearl Collection. Exclusive to Wisteria and only available to you through us, these almost one-of-a-kind made to order items are made in India, by our dedicated team of artisans. We start by introducing you to a range of beautiful mirrors in a variety of patterns in multiple colors each. To follow are coffee tables, cabinets, side tables, lamps, tabletop items, etc. Stay tuned and expect to be delighted!

The history of this kind of craftsmanship is long and has evolved over the centuries – in fact there is evidence of this dating back to ancient Egypt. In recent times, the tradition took roots in Rajasthan, India where local artisans initially developed this art form for the royal palaces of the Maharajahs and nobility.

The construction usually has multiple steps in the process, In this case, it is a three-step process. First, ethically and responsibly sourced cattle bones (Bone Inlay) or ocean shells (Mother of Pearl) are hand-carved to unique shapes. Then these are glued to the furniture base or frame to create a beautiful mosaic pattern. And then as a final step, the resin is filled in the space around the inlay and finished. This handcrafted technique results in a product where each item is unique and different.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to have beautiful things and have a treasure or two that they have acquired and love and enjoy for their beauty. This is an opportunity for you, as a Wisteria customer, truly to procure a piece of furniture that is crafted with tradition, history, and with an eye on artistic beauty. Might we say that this is a rare chance for our dear customers to acquire a furniture item of significance that someday may well be a family heirloom.

Difference between Bone Inlay and Mother of Pearl Inlay

Bone Inlay: Bone Inlay is made of ethically sourced cattle bones and has a matte finish.

Mother of Pearl (MOP) Inlay: Mother of Pearl is made of ocean shells and has a beautiful soft luster or sheen on the surface.

Product Care

The items are truly unique, and you would want to take care of them to enjoy for years to come. Please clean with a damp cloth and avoid direct sunlight.