For thousands of years, Egyptian artisans have been creating beautiful pieces of home decor using an inlaid Mother-of-Pearl technique. Inlay is a decorative technique in which craftsmen lay materials of contrasting colors and textures to form a pattern. The abundance of seashells on the Red Sea coast led to the adaptation of Mother-of-Pearl in design crafts. In its inception, inlay work was used to adorn wooden shrines with hieroglyphical and figural elements. Today, inlaid mother-of-pearl can be found on jewelry boxes, trays, tables and more. The artisan begins with beech wood and forms it into the shape of the desired object. Paua blue shells, white resin and hundreds of hand cut pieces of mother of pearl are arranged in an iconic arabesque design, a decorative style used for centuries.
La Fleur Bouquets founder Hagar Elaziz, wanted to pay homage to her heritage. As an Egyptian-American, she wanted to employ artisans from Egypt and incorporate these iconic pieces into her luxurious floral designs. The Mother-of- Pearl Collection features 7 rose colors carefully chosen to complement the Arabesque design and colors. Each box is hand made therefore no two boxes are exactly alike. Each arrangement is a unique and timeless piece of art.
Roses cannot be removed from the box.
Variations in the box patterns may occur as these are individually hand made.
Box Size: 2.5x2.5 inches