Welcome to the HarvJan's Crafts website!

HarvJans Logo

View all Intarsia and crafts for sale  or  View a list of craft shows we attend

HarvJans Intarsia Image

intarsia [in-tahr-see-uh]: An art or technique of decorating a surface with inlaid patterns, esp. of wood mosaic, developed during the Renaissance.

Intarsia is the making of decorative and pictorial mosaics by laying precious, exotic woods onto groundwork of solid wood. Works like these are seen in the histories of Ancient Egypt, Rome, Persia, Japan, Germany and Italy. It is an artwork that has almost been forgotten; now it's gradually coming back. All selections of wood on the project are natural and not stained. The pieces are separately, delicately and carefully cut, then shaped to give the project a three dimensional appearance. All pieces are carefully sanded. The shaped pieces are then assembled into a beautiful mosaic, fixed onto a solid back, finished with a high luster crystal sheen or Danish Oil and displayed.

Copyright © HarvJan's Crafts
Web Design by Matt Zeugin

|Home| |About| |Photo Gallery| |Intarsia For Sale| |FAQ| |Links| |Shows| |Contact|

Photo Gallery
Intarsia For Sale