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Mother of Pearl Marquetry

The Damascus school for mother of pearl marquetry is famous worldwide for producing the finest furniture and other decorative pieces.

The oak trees that were once abundant in the famous Orchards of Damascus together with oysters from the Euphrates river have over the centuries supplied Damascene artisans with all that they need for this handicraft.

Today, the skills of Mother of Pearl marquetry are passed down from father to son, with many workshops in Damascus Old City still producing the finest Mother of Pearl inlays.


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