Straw Moiré

Verte

Inspired by the pattern of moiré silk the technique illustrates the skill and patience of a straw marquetier and jewellery metalworker.
Offset parallel lines in shades of green wheat straw create the moiré pattern background with polished brass inlaid constellation patterns and white mother of pearl planets in the foreground.

Materials – Dyed straw, brass and mother of pearl
Finish – Natural wax