- Open: 23 cm x 23 cm x 3 cm
- Folded: 23 cm x 11.5 cm x 6 cm
- Handmade with care in Egypt
- Fulfillment and shipment from Canada
"Tactics is what you do when there is something to do; strategy is what you do when there is nothing to do." ~Savielly Tartakower
The technique of marquetry and inlaying of wood with contrasting material has been mastered by Egyptians for thousand of years going back to Pharaonic times. Egyptian craftsmen refined their inlay techniques, which have also been masterly used in Coptic and Islamic art, for centuries. This traditional craft is preserved today by a small group of artisans in a historic neighborhood of Cairo who are taught the secrets of this technique by other master artisans.