a style of decorative inlay, involving a mosaic of usually wood pieces
Origin of intarsiaItalian intarsio from intarsiare, to inlay, incrust from in-, in + Arabic tar???, inlay work from ra??a?a, to inlay
- A decorative inlaid pattern in a surface, especially a mosaic worked in wood.
- A knitted design resembling a mosaic that is visible on both sides of a fabric.
- The art or practice of making intarsias.
Origin of intarsiaGerman from Italian intarsio from intarsiare to inlay in- in ( from Latin; see in- 2. ) tarsia inlaid mosaic work ( from Arabic tar&slowdot;ī' inlaying, setting ) ( infinitive of ra&slowdot;&slowdot;a'a to inlay derived stem of ra&slowdot;i'a to adhere r&slowdot;&ayin;)