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Marvelous Marquetry

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This is the utterly fascinating traditional Japanese art of Hakone-Zaiku marquetry. Different naturally-colored wood pieces are cut and planed, then assembled into precise patterns, glued, shaved into paper thin sheets and applied to decorative boxes, trays, chests and other small decorative objects. The precision involved in creating these patterns is just mind boggling.

I found the video below very soothing. Enjoy!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “Marvelous Marquetry

  1. Excellent post, Donna! I have a marquetry box that I love but have never taken the time research the process. Thank you! I’ve shared to my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/betty.powell.7374/posts/1811170822440173?pnref=story

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  2. That video was definitely hypnotic. I had no idea that the layers were so very thin. It was like a skin graft.

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