What is Bone Inlay?
Creating the Bone Inlay for the Armenian Round Side Table
Bone Inlay is a traditional handicraft technique which originates from India. It's an age-old practice of creating beautiful mosaics of bone, resin, and other materials that become pieces of furniture or art.
How is Bone Inlay Furniture Made?
1. Outline the Design
We create a custom design pattern with paper, and then traced onto a wood base. This forms the foundation on which the bones and the resin will follow a the furniture.
2. Select for quality
Sustainably sourced camel bone pieces, black water buffalo, or mother of pearl are cleaned and sorted for their quality.
3. Shape the pieces
We cut the bone pieces into floral or geometric shapes. Sometimes they are coloured in striking colours according to the planned design pattern.
Laying floral bone shapes for the Peranakan Floor Mirror
3. Fill with color
The bone pieces are then carefully attached onto the wood base. A coloured resin is poured around the pieces to keep them in place.
4. Polish and shine
The furniture piece is meticulously polished so that the bone pieces shine against it's contrasting resin base. Finishing touches are applied to ensure the piece is sturdy, smooth, and shines.Polishing surfaces on the Nymeria Coffee Table to let the bone inlay shine
5. Ship to Customer
The furniture is carefully packed, and shipped worldwide. We offer a duty-paid door-to-door delivery service.
How long does it take to make Bone Inlay Furniture?
It depends on the size of the piece, and the complexity of its design. We'll usually need a minimum of 3 weeks, and up to several months for more complex pieces of furniture. Every piece of furniture is handmade from start to finish, and thus no two pieces are the same.
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What makes our bone inlay furniture unique?
Our master craftsmen come from 7 generations of traditional craftsmanship, tracing back to armoury of Humayun of the Mughal Empire. We've helped to hone the skills of our Artisans in many materials and disciplines. By working with scarce materials and skill sets, we're able to challenge ourselves and create furniture that is truly one of a kind.
We draw our inspiration from different global influences and fuse them with traditional craft. From the Art Deco period in Europe to Peranakan culture in the Straits. Each piece is a unique marriage of culture and craftsmanship that's never seen before.
We sell both custom and ready-to-ship furniture pieces. Each piece of furniture you order is an opportunity for us to create an iconic heirloom piece for your home together.