PM Crafts Traditional Intarsia

THE ANCIENT ART OF INTARSIA

Intarsia is the making of decorative pictures by laying pieces of various natural woods into groundwork 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 13th century. However, because intarsia was so labor intensive, it was primarily found in the homes of the very elite. Over time intarsia became a lost art; however, in recent years, due to the modernization of man and equipment, intarsia has again become extremely popular.

 

THE TRADITIONAL PROCESS

Intarsia takes many long and demanding hours of work, first you must choose the proper colors and grains of the woods. All Intarsia artwork is done with natural wood selections, from Cedar, Pine, Poplar, Walnut, Cherry and Oak. Then the groundwork must be carved, lowered and trenched. Next the wood is 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.

 

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Boy and His Dog

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $173.00 (price includes shipping in US)

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Kitten and Bear

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $130.00 (price includes shipping in US)

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Beautiful Natural Woods Handmade Intarsia Products by PM Crafts

Mallard Duck

Beautiful wall hanging, all natural woods. Maple, Western Red Ceder, Yellowheart and Aspen. Forty-eight pieces.

 

Price: $105.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

 

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Golden Retriever

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $95.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Labrador

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $130.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Puppy in a Basket

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $115.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Love Birds

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $125.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

 

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Here Comes Santa

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $90.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Wren and Teacup

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $85.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Praying Hands

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $65.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Humming Bird

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $55.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Gone Fishing!

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $90.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Rose

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $75.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Chickadee Platter

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $60.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Dolphins

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $55.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Brown Sleeping Kitten

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $30.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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White Sleeping Kitten

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $30.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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Butterfly

Beautiful wall hanging, natural woods.

 

Price: $75.00 (price includes shipping in US)

(one available)

 

 

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