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Marquetry, also known as Moaragh is derived from intarsia or inlay. Marquetry is the art form used in making pictures and designs with thin slices of an immense variety of colored and textured wood, glass, shell, and other materials. It is an ancient technique for decorating the surfaces of furniture, as well as a versatile means of creative expression. The marqueter makes complex pictures by carefully cutting different veneers of wood into various shapes. These precisely cut pieces are glued into a solid stable surface. The finished product or picture is sanded and then polished.In Persia, India and China the marqueter created many decorative pieces. From inlay picture designs to complex wood technique set into wood and tile mosaics on walls and furniture.