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The Bone Inlay Process

The Roman Empire made several contributions to past and present society, one being chair design. As the Empire expanded across Europe, so did its methods of craftsmanship. It was during this reign that curule chairs were first introduced, said to have originated in Etruria. These chairs, or stools, were reserved for magistrates holding imperium to sit on during court or royal gatherings. One of the earliest recorded examples of the curule chair dates back to 494 BC when Roman dictator Manius Valerius Maximus was awarded one as a result of his victory over the Sabines.

Majestic and Moorish: Our Bone Curule Stool | Wisteria

In Rome, the curule chair was traditionally made of ivory and had a wide x-base, no arms, and no back. Keeping up with this regal tradition, we’ve created our Bone Curule Stool in the same fashion but updated it for a more modern appeal. Combining 18th-century Empire Style with 16th-century Moorish design, this exquisite stool has the best of both worlds. Each stool is embellished with hundreds of pieces of camel bone that are carved and inlaid into a wood frame by hand—a meticulous and time-consuming process skilled artisans endure to create these imperial pieces. Fit for a king or a queen, this stool is complete with a durable white linen cushion, and is an ideal seat for a vanity or desk. Hint: Pair two at the end of the bed for even more regal ambiance.

Majestic and Moorish: Our Bone Curule Stool | Wisteria

  
  

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  • virginia adams

    Your “Small Good Morning Tray” #T10875 in the paper catalog is described as having a 20″ length; but on the web site it says it is 27″ length. Which is correct? You will also note that the dimensions for both sized trays are the SAME. Please advis. Thanks!

  • kayla

    Thank you for your inquiry about the Good Morning Tray dimensions. The Small Good Morning Tray is 20”w x 14.75”d x 2.5”h. Our Large Good Morning Tray is 27.75″w x 20″d x 2.75”h.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and very much appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We have updated the website with the correct dimensions by size.

  • JSchu

    great friendly service!

  • virginia adams

    Your “Small Good Morning Tray” #T10875 in the paper catalog is described as having a 20″ length; but on the web site it says it is 27″ length. Which is correct? You will also note that the dimensions for both sized trays are the SAME. Please advis. Thanks!

  • kayla

    Thank you for your inquiry about the Good Morning Tray dimensions. The Small Good Morning Tray is 20”w x 14.75”d x 2.5”h. Our Large Good Morning Tray is 27.75″w x 20″d x 2.75”h.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and very much appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We have updated the website with the correct dimensions by size.

Unraveling the Story: Our Zardosi Wall Art

Zardosi is an intricate Persian embroidery technique that dates back to the Mughal Empire under the patronage Emperor Akbar. Traditionally done in gold bullion wire (Zardosi is a Persian word that means sewing with gold), this detailed needlework was once used by Persian royalty to embellish their garments and accessories. Due to industrialization and loss of royal patronage, this unique and extremely detailed technique is now practiced by only a handful of artisans—a dying art we’d like to keep alive.

Zardosi Method 

The Zardosi embroidery process begins with the artisan sitting (usually cross-legged) around the wooden framework with their tools. These tools include curved hooks, needles, gold or silver wire, and whatever style beads or sequins they choose. The design is then traced onto the fabric and stretched over a wooden frame—the intricate embroidery then begins.

Our Collection

Unraveling the Story: Our Zardosi Wall Art | Wisteria

Our Zardosi Isaiah Crown Wall Art  is fit for a king and will deliver a spiritual element to a wall space. Profiled in a gold wood frame, this ornate crown features delicate, hand-sewn beads and is outlined with the verse from Isaiah 28:5, “In that day the Lord Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people.”

Zardosi Cross Wall Art | Wisteria

Our Zardosi Cross Wall Art fits with holiday or everyday decor. Featuring an ornate crown atop a cross, this intricately detailed piece delivers the message from Isaiah 40:29–31, “He gives his power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength . . .”

Zardosi Psalms Crown Wall Art | Wisteria

Last but not least, our Zardosi Psalms Crown Wall Art  features an ornate crown on a bed of laurel leaves above the verse from Psalms 149:4, “For the Lord takes delight in his people he crowns the humble victory.” This beautiful piece is embroidered on stretched canvas over a wood frame.

We can’t imagine how a wonderfully unique and traditional technique has become almost obsolete, and though it’s not much, we hope these pieces will help keep this dying art alive.

  
  

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  • Princess Williams

    This impressed me when saw it! A perfect gift for a special pastor I want to remember this Christmas.Will place my order tomorrow, as it is after 1:00 a.m. now. I could not wait to tell you how much this and the other items you offer touch me.

  • Alise

    Princess Williams,

    We’re so happy to hear our products have touched your heart!

  • Shelley R

    Are these pieces still available for purchase?

  • Livi

    Yes they are! We’ve brought back the ISAIAH CROWN and the ISAIAH CROSS for the holidays. Both are available to shop here: http://www.wisteria.com/New-Arrivals/Spirited-Christmas-Collection

  • KP

    I am also interested in purchasing these pieces. Please let me know if they are still available.

  • Livi

    Yes they are! We’ve brought back the ISAIAH CROWN and the ISAIAH CROSS for the holidays. Both are available to shop here: http://www.wisteria.com/New-Arrivals/Spirited-Christmas-Collection

  • Princess Williams

    This impressed me when saw it! A perfect gift for a special pastor I want to remember this Christmas.Will place my order tomorrow, as it is after 1:00 a.m. now. I could not wait to tell you how much this and the other items you offer touch me.

  • Alise

    Princess Williams,

    We’re so happy to hear our products have touched your heart!

Frame by Frame: Creating a Salon Wall

So, you have that one empty (and consequently massive) wall that’s been staring at you far too long. Or maybe you have a collection of decor pieces, photos, and prints that you have yet to find the perfect place to hang in your home. Well, there’s a solution that may initially seem intimidating, but just might be what your polished home is missing. Enter the salon wall (AKA the gallery wall). A salon wall is a great way to infuse some personality into your space and really make a statement. You may not have all the right pieces laying around and find they may take some time. But don’t get overwhelmed—we have some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Start by selecting a consistent color palette or theme. In our example, we’re highlighting all things avian in a range of natural hues. We suggest starting with a piece or two that you adore, then build your collection around that. Ultimately, your salon wall should reflect your personality and showcase your favorite things.

Once you’re happy with your collection, it’s time to play with the layout and put it all together.

First, anchor the collection. We think this is best done with one large piece. A dominant piece will serve as the foundation and dictate the flow of other smaller pieces. There is, however, an alternative if you don’t have this piece. In it’s place, use two to four pieces hung at matching heights to establish your focal point.

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We suggest starting from the center then working outward and upward. This will help maintain balance within your designated space.

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Vary the sizes and orientation of each piece. A variety of shapes and sizes will help the wall feel balanced and keep the eye entertained.

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Be sure to keep the distance between the pieces consistent. It doesn’t have to be exact but you don’t want it to look cluttered and completely unplanned. Also, take time to make sure each piece is level. Creating a salon wall is no easy feat, so details matter.

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Our favorite part of creating a salon wall is watching it all come together. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but trust us, you’ll love it. An added bonus is that you can break up the gallery at any time and rehang the pieces throughout your home (although we suggest you enjoy the finished product for awhile first)! Love our salon wall? You can purchase all pieces as a set or individually to suit your collection (at 20% off until 9/21)!

Frame by Frame: Creating a Salon Wall | Wisteria

All together now!

  
  

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  • Chrissie Cheshire

    The products you have are amazing, interesting, decorative and fabulous. However, one sad point…….you do not ship to the UK.

  • Chrissie Cheshire

    The products you have are amazing, interesting, decorative and fabulous. However, one sad point…….you do not ship to the UK.

A Tabletop Worthy of Cheers!

It’s the time of year again where we’re eager to entertain. The sun is shining bright, the weather is perfectly warm, and everybody’s feeling refreshed. We know you’re thinking “bring on the backyard barbecues and pool parties!” So, we’ve got a few ideas of how to set the stage for a bright and impactful soiree that’s centered around every get-together’s highlight: your tabletop.

We’re all about a bold palette this season. Set your foundation with a solid tablecloth in your favorite color. Keep in mind, a good tablecloth is a staple for every entertainer so select one that you can imagine living in other areas of your home. Check out our sturdy Burlap Tablecloth that’s available in 6 versatile colors.

Burlap Tablecloth

Why not throw down an additional layer of interest with a Get Geometric Tablecloth or maybe an Ombre Table Runner? These textiles are sure to catch your guests’ eye!

Get Geometric Tablecloth

Ombre Table Runner

Now let’s bring in some texture. People typically pay a lot of attention to the color and design of their chargers. But we suggest a neutral option, like these Rattan Chargers, to introduce an organic texture to your tablescape. These chargers are perfect for any casual get-together and versatile enough to live on your everyday dining table.

 Rattan Chargers

While we love the idea of timeless white plates for every other occasion, your party deserves something fun and fitting for the season. We’re crazy about these Scallop Plates for so many reasons. For starters, these plates are the creation of our Head Designer, Marlene, who was inspired by a favorite watercolor. She chose blue because, “it works so well in many situations.” We couldn’t agree more! Additionally, these plates are lightweight melamine and dishwasher safe—making them perfect for any entertaining.

Scallop Plates

Polish off your tabletop with a couple brightly colored bouquets (we love hydrangeas) and maybe even a hurricane or two—and cheers!

 

 

 

  
  

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The Beauty of Craftsmanship

Appreciating beauty is something we here at Wisteria pride ourselves on—especially in the craftsmanship of our products.

Our Moorish Chest is the epitome of beautiful craftsmanship. A design brought from North Africa to the Indian subcontinent by 16th-century Mughal princes, this chest is adorned with thousands of pieces of camel bone.

Moorish Chest - Wisteria

Handmade, each piece of bone is intricately cut and inlaid by hand on a hand-carved mango wood frame. A simple design with a striking pattern is the result of many hours of craftsmanship. The meticulous process of crafting this chest—down to the slightest detail—reminds us that handcrafting furniture (or anything for that matter) may be antiquated, but it’s not a lost art.

Bone In-Lay

This chest is a great way to infuse handcrafted, textured pieces into your décor. Make modern exotic by blending contemporary accents alongside this worldly piece. (Hint: Our Lucent Accent Chair and Bullet Glass Table Lamp will help complete the look!)

Moorish Chest - Wisteria

See all colors of our Moorish Chest and other handcrafted products online.

  
  

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