The principle art of the wood grain art:Marquetry history
Though ”Yosegi-zaiku” a decorative form of wood inlay in designs reminiscent of Arabic mosaic,
can be found in Hakone, Shizuoka Prefecture, pictorial marquetry is still
a novelty in Japan.And it has been originated to 3D form and used only
one small cutter with hand by Sachiko.
The origins of Marquetry are uncertain. However hieroglyphs and paintings indicate that veneers were cut with bronze dazes and applied to caskets in Ancient Egypt. At this time mosaic work was also widespread, so it can be imagined that it did not take long for craftsmen to start experimenting with designs formed from different veneers.
In the 14th Century Marquetry developed in Northern Italy as a method of decoration for cathedrals and over the next few centuries schools developed in France, Germany and Holland. During the 16th to 18th centuries much exquisite work was produced to decorate furniture.
Today there are some professional marquetarians but it is the amateurs who produce much of the finest work. Being unrestricted by commercial concerns they are able to develop new, frequently labour intensive, techniques to take our hobby to new standards.
Today, i changed a technique and made up the original Wood grain art.