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Wooden Mosaic

Damascene wooden mosaic workmanship reached world fame in 1880, when a local Damascene artisan named Gergy Bitar was granted an award by the Ottoman sultan for an exquisite wooden mosaic furniture range which he had produced.

Today, wooden mosaic furniture and other decorative items are still made in many workshops around Bab Sharqi and Bab Touma in Damascus Old City. Local artisans use wood from oak, beech, lemon and other flower trees, in addition to mother of pearl and silver inlays, to make these beautiful products.

Fine examples of Damascene wooden mosaics can be seen at Beit Nizam, Beit Al-Sibai, Maktab Anbar and the House of Khaled Al-Azem.


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