Category:Inlays

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English: Inlay is a decorative technique of inserting pieces of contrasting, often coloured materials into depressions in a base object to form patterns or pictures that normally are flush with the matrix. In a wood matrix, inlays commonly use wood veneers, but other materials like shells, mother-of-pearl, horn or ivory may also be used. Pietre dure, or coloured stones inlaid in white or black marbles, and inlays of precious metals in a base metal matrix are other forms of inlay. Master craftsmen who make custom knives continue a tradition of ancient techniques of inlaying precious metals; additionally, many new techniques which use contemporary tools have also been developed and utilized as well by artisans.
Українська: Інкрустація ( - букв. покриття корою) — техніка виконання творів декоративно-прикладного мистецтва, оздоблення виробів, інтер'єрів, фасадів будівель різнокольоровими шматочками твердих матеріалів (дерева, металу, мармуру, слонової кістки, перлами та інш.).

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