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;)
- These decorative circles of various types of stone are hand-crafted by Italian artisans who use many of the traditional techniques such as intarsia stone inlay as well as taking advantage of new water jet technology.
- There are several great architectural examples of the early intarsia method found in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome as well as fifteenth century Florence buildings.
- The intarsia inlay method is used with both wood and stone.
- The rich and beautifully executed intarsia work may be due to Baccio Pontelli.
- Here was what seems to have been the basement of a very large hall or " Megaron," approached directly from the central court, and near this were found further reliefs, fresco representations of scenes of the bull-ring with female as well as male toreadors, and remains of a magnificent gaming-board of gold-plated ivory with intarsia work of crystal plaques set on silver plates and blue enamel (cyanus).