Creative Looking Wood Art Models
In the art of wood, both ornamental designs established with patterns and embellishments created with various techniques are used. In the Ottoman world, wood engraving, referred to as “naht”, is the most commonly used technique. It is applied by cutting and carving the sections between the patterns drawn on the wood with the help of special cutting tools. There are types such as low relief, high relief, deep carving, curved (maill) cut, mesh carving, cage carving, decupe. Another method applied in wood decoration, where different carving techniques can be seen on the same surface, is “inlay”. In this technique, which is also called “Tarsi”, mother-of-pearl, elephant teeth, bones, tortoiseshell (tortoiseshell), ebony or golden-silver wires are embedded or glued to the slots opened according to the pattern drawn on the wood. It is also seen that wood of different types and colors is used for inlaying. Painting on wood is frequently seen in the consoles, beams and columns of the mosques and the ceiling hubs in the houses. Colors such as blue, yellow, red, mostly floral motifs are used. Also, burning should be counted among the wood decoration techniques. It is applied by burning the surface of the wood to obtain dark areas or to go over the patterns with a heated iron pen.