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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Today's word: DAMASCENE

Dating to the middle ages, and the trademark of Toledo, Spain, for centuries, and still produced there today, Damascening involves the inlay of 18-24K gold into non-precious blackened metal to create scenes and decorative patterns - usually birds and flowers - and landscapes in Japanese Damascene.

1 comment:

Gaelle Kennedy said...

What a lovely piece. In Japan, always Mount Fuji in the background. It was covered in clouds when I was there, but everyday my Japanese companions pointed to where it was, saying "Mount Fuji! There! Behind the clouds."