This was a later development of true inlay or intarsia-work, and the rendering was always much freer with scrolls, bunches of flowers, etc. covering the ground/substrate. Veneers or materials in veneer thickness are used, the pattern cut out, assembled and laid as a single sheet on a suitable ground. Professional cutters have evolved their own methods for the work is highly specialized, and while a good general craftsman could no doubt easily master the techniques of cutting and laying, the art lies in the preparation of the design and the selection, matching and shading of the veneers.

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