Handmade coffee table hand-carved from Asersus wood, native Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city. The table has a natural wood finish, highlighting the fine grain of the wood. Asersus Wood is characterized by the beauty of its grain and its malleability, making it easy to be shaped by hand.
Asersus is very dense and heavy to the extent that if it is well-prepared, it is very difficult for it to break. It is famous for being utilized widely in the boat industry because of its high durability and resilience. The table has been treated with natural oils to prevent any type of deterioration.
This charming coffee table is engraved with authentic Egyptian motifs and patterns borrowing from traditional Arabesque art. The Arabesque art style emerged in Arab countries but most notably in Egypt. Egyptian artists found inspiration in their natural surroundings.
The artists used to depict natural elements on furniture and other items in geometrical shapes and patterns of circles, triangles, and squares to formulate floral motifs or create patterns in an exquisite abstract way.