Bone Inlay Furniture

About Bone Inlay

The art bone inlay is specific to the Udaipur region of India, where this meticulous skill is handed down from generation to generation. Working in the family home, three craftsmen are involved. The first hand-carves pieces of camel bone into delicate shapes; the second affixes those pieces onto a wooden furniture frame in intricate patterns, and; the third fills in around the bone with the coloured resin background. A typical piece of furniture takes about 3 weeks to make.

Care Instructions

Bone Inlay furniture has a porous surface. Pieces in high-use situations - such as coffee tables, or bedside tables which will have drinks placed on them - should be sealed prior to use. Clear grout sealant (available from any hardware store) is suitable for this task. To clean unsealed bone inlay furniture, wipe with a dry cloth (using a damp cloth may result in temporary softening of an unsealed finish). Our inlay pieces are made with natural materials, so please keep out of direct sunlight and avoid excessive heat. Please note that our furniture does not come with drawer runners, so drawers should be opened using two hands.