Mother of Pearl Inlaid Wooden frame, Wood Picture frame
1. What is it?----> Wooden foto frame / Wood Picture frame
2. What color is it?-----> It has a natural wooden color as well as the open colors of inlaid mother of pearls .
3. How big is it?------> Size can vary 0.5 cm (0.2") since it is handmade
Inside for the picture:
9 cm x 13 cm = 3,5 inch x 5 inch 10 cm x 15 cm = 4 inch x 6 inch 13 cm x 17 cm = 5 inch x 7 inch 15 cm x 20 cm = 6 inch x 8 inch 20 cm x 25 cm = 8 inch x 10 inch 20 cm x 30 cm = 8 inch x 12 inch
All frames are shipped with glasses mounted
Frame sizes 15x20 cm (6"x8") and below come with wall hangers & table top easels
Frames sizes 10x25 cm (8"x10") and up come with wall hangers only.
4. What is it made from? ------> It is made from walnut tree wood and mother of pearl, they are produced in a small atelier.
5. Who should buy it? ------> You can buy it for many purposes . You can buy it as a gift to your wife, mother, sister or a colleague.
6. What is it used for?-------> You can use it for various functions. It is very decorative. It can be used as a jewelry box, make-up box, an organizer for small items, or just as an ornament.
7. Where can I use it?--------> In your bedroom as a jewelry box, in your saloon as an ornament, in your shop as a coin box or an ornament, in your garage as a box for small items, or anywhere else you imagine it fits to.
7. Why is this one better than the one in the next shop?-----> I am producing them in my own hands, from a special wood (walnut tree). Your satisfaction is my top priority. I can answer your question 7/24. After you order following your cargo and inform you in every step. Most importantly, the price is the most affordable (guaranteed) !
8. Do I get everything in the picture?-------> There are pictures of several-similar items in each listing. The prices are varying according to the item you choose. Therefore, you should specify which product you wanted. Choose the price for this particular item. You will get the item that you made the payment for.
9. What if I don't like it? I can accept returns. But you must pay shipping cost and it must come to me without damage.
10. Is it ready to use?-----> Yes it is ready for using.
11. How does it arrive?----> I make a tightly wrapped cargo package for the shipping. If you send it your friend or someone else, I can prepare a gift-wrap as well. But please send me message about the note paper to be placed on the gift package.
12. Will I get the EXACT item in the photo?----> Yes, you will get what you see and chosen in the photos.
13. How do I know it’s “vintage”?-----> They are NOT vintage, but newly produced, originally handmade, and authentic.
14. PAYMENT METHODS? --------> You can pay all methods. Credit cart, Master Card, and PayPal.
15. WHOLESALE-----------> If you are interested in buying wholesale, please contact me 7/24. Because they are handmade items and it can take some time to produce high numbers.
16. WHAT IS THE "MOTHER OF PEARL"?
Mother-of-pearl is the shiny, hard material that lines mussel and oyster shells and other fresh and saltwater shellfish. Mother-of-pearl inlaying, also known as mother-of-pearl marquetry, combines this material with wood to produce various decorative items.
The earliest examples of this art are found on Sumerian tombstones dated to 4000 B.C. Mother-of pearl marquetry was practiced especially in eastern countries in the past. It reached a peak of excellence under the Ottoman Empire and became an ornamentation technique of which classic examples can be found in Turkish-Islamic art.
From the 15th century onwards, it was one of the handcrafts popular for ornamenting the doors and windows of mosques, palaces and mansions, and also for accessories used in these buildings. Although this art was widely practiced in the Far East, it reached its peak in Anatolia under the Seljuks and Ottomans.
Unfortunately, the decline of the Ottoman Empire also brought the decline of this craft. A famous mother-of-pearl craftsman was Sultan Abdulhamid II, who made inlaid items in the workshop he set up in Yıldız Palace. The craft later came to an almost complete stand still before being revived in Gaziantep.
17. WHICH PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM MOTHER-OF-PEARL?
In Gaziantep, mother-of-pearl inlay was first employed only on gun handles. However, from the 1960’s, led by Nizipli Hanif Usta, it began to be used on other accessories and furniture, and developed rapidly. Masterpieces were created with skillfully combined wire and mother-of-pearl.
Among the most popular inlaid gift items, and widely produced in the city, are rectangular or shell-shaped jewelry boxes. The symmetrically decorated boxes are ideal for storing jewelry, makeup or other items. The reasonably-priced boxes are decorated with flower motive medallions (“penç”), rosebuds, leaves, spots, triangles and squares.
18. HOW ARE THESE ITEMS PRODUCED?
I usually work with walnut, from which I succeed in producing many spectacular items. The pattern is first drawn on the wood. Grooves for the wires are then scored along the lines of the drawing. Aluminium, brass or silver wires are hammered into the grooves and secured with glue. Indentations for the mother-of pearl are then chiseled out.
The next step is to prepare the mother-of-pearl which looks like oyster and cockle shells and fix it in place. The cut and sanded slivers of mother-of-pearl are placed in the indentations. They are later glued and left to dry for the rest of the day. When dry, the item is sanded smooth, and if desired the wood blackened by burning. Finally, the item is rubbed with pure olive oil; and when the oil has been thoroughly absorbed, shellac is applied to give a shiny and clean finish.
The patterns are created with geometric motives in unending sequence. By making the geometric shapes curl or branch; creating main or subsidiary connections between them or having them cut one another or make knots; natural motifs such as tulips, carnations and roses, and sometimes animal figures are depicted.
You can watch how these gorgeous handcraft are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HSAJE0mdNU