(Ph. courtesy Sang & Serena)We can't take our eyes off of the gorgeous Shiva Collection chest from Sang & Serena. Artisans in India start with a wooden frame of mango or rosewood collected from regional sources, then work in the inlays—roughly 2,000 pieces of bone, often sourced from naturally deceased camels and acquired with a government-issued Wildlife Certificate.
That bright hue comes courtesy of a zinc-based pigment, a deep turquoise color called Lapis, inspired by stones found on travels throughout South Asia and the Middle East. The whole process takes about 90 days!
Although the floral design of the inlay itself is typical to the Indian region of Rajasthan, Sang & Serena modernize their items with a focus on quality and functionality—so you can rest assured that this stunner isn't just for show.
(Ph. courtesy Sang & Serena)