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What You Need to know About Damasquinerie as an Artistic Technique Used by Moroccan Artisans

Damasquinerie

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Damasquinerie is an artistic technique, originated in Damascus, Syria, master artisans follow. They engrave on steel and iron the motif. The grooves of these engravings are then filled with silver, gold, and sometimes copper wires. This kind of artwork gives engraved items distinctive decorations and creates a decorative pattern. An inlay, the final result of this process, is called a damascene, which is a decoration that is most used in medieval art thousands of years ago.

Meknes is well known for Damasquinerie, and they use it to decorate objects/artifacts such as:

  • Plates, vases, jewelry vases.
  • Some types of weapons of geometric design
  • Spurs, sabre guards stirrups.

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