Thursday November 7, 2013
Taracea is the Islamic art of inlaying different wood combinations (ebony, walnut, mahogany) with bones, ivory or nacre. These materials form geometric patterns. The influence of Al-Andalus culture in Granada made Taracea the most important art in the city. Taracea is used in many objects like chess games, doors, table-tops, jewellery boxes, etc. but the place where you can mostly enjoy Taracea is in the Hall of Ambassadors in the Alhambra.