Traditional crafts, such as eggshell and mother-of-pearl inlay, are at the heart of everything we do. Craftsmanship is the hallmark of all DK Home products. And the hallmark of fine craftsmanship is the artisan's hand. What machines produce to veritable perfection, artisans shape with a personal touch. No two handcrafted objects are alike. Variations are to be expected. Sizes are approximate, and colours may differ as well.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. Brass is a substitutional alloy. It is used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance.
The art of eggshell inlay originated in China around the time of the Tang Dynasty
(618 - 907). The technique spread from China to Japan via Korea and was destined to become one of the most well known traditional crafts practiced in Vietnam.
The horn products that have recently been added to our collection are made of horns originally of African cattle and the water-buffalo from Vietnam. The artisans of our manufacturer are specialised in creating and working with the horn material.
Wirework is a unique part of Slovak folk culture dating back to the late 17th century. The craft, known as tinkery, originated among peoples living in the infertile mountainous regions of northwest Slovakia.
Gold and silver leaf
The art of applying gold or silver leaf to decorative objects, including lacquer ware, is known as gilding. Goldbeating is the term applied to the process of pounding gold into leaves.
The art of lacquer ornamentation has been practiced for millennia.
It is said to have originated in China around the second half of the second
millennium BC, when it was first used for writing on bamboo slips.
Petrified wood and stone
Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation.
It is the result of a tree having turned completely into stone by the process of permineralization.
Seashells have been used as human adornment and jewellery since prehistory beads, buttons, brooches, hair combs, rings. Shell necklaces have been found in Stone Age graves as far inland as the Dordogne Valley in France.
Mother of pearl
Mother of pearl is the term applied to the luminous substance obtained from the inside of a mollusk shell. This substance, known as nacre, is the same as that which the mollusk uses to coat a foreign particle that has made its way into its mantle, irritating its muscular tissue. A pearl is a result of this self protective process.
Stingray & parchment
The word ‘shagreen’ originates from the French chagrin, originally defined as ‘rough and granular skin employed to rub, polish, file’.
Selenite is named after Greek word for the Moon, referring to the moonlight effect from cleavage surfaces.
Selenite is a variety of Gypsum that occurs in transparent crystals or crystalline masses.
Woodworking is one of humankind’s oldest skills. It is even older than originally speculated. In 2001, Spanish archeologists, digging in the desert sands of Tanzania, recovered flint tools worn to an extent that could only result from heavy-duty activity, namely: woodcarving.
Coconut shell has been used for generations. The palm nuts are
organically grown by local farmers in Indonesia as well as Central and