Aksaray’s Rosette

£56.00£110.00

Mosaic Boards are handmade wooden boards inspired by the elegant patterns of Sacred Geometry. They serve as a great mindfulness tool that helps facilitate presence of mind and exploration of senses.

I hand-make these patterns from scratch. Every Mosaic Board has a story! This one is a 10-petal rosette pattern, and can be found in Agzikarahan, Aksaray, Turkey (1230s AD), and this is where its name comes from.

Please tailor your choice using the following options:
– Levelling: Flat (all pieces are same level), or Levelled (wood pieces will be in 2 thicknesses)
– Finishing: Sanded only (finely sanded, but wood unfinished), Oil and Wax finishing, or Coloured, oiled and waxed

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Mosaic Boards are handmade wooden boards inspired by the elegant patterns of Sacred Geometry. They serve as a great mindfulness tool that helps facilitate presence of mind and exploration of senses.

They can be a relaxing playful game, but unlike other games, this is a one that you want to keep around for you and your guests to enjoy, as a creative piece of decorative art.

Mosaic Boards are carefully developed and finished to offer high quality experience to the user, making it an ideal gift for you and your loved ones.

Every Mosaic Board has a story! This specific one is a 10-petal rosette pattern. Regular pentagons (5-sided polygon) or decagons (10-sided polygon), cannot repeat to fill the plane without leaving gaps. So, in order to, to fill the space craftspeople invented ingenious solutions to ensure symmetry and continuity in the space. You will find this pattern in Agzikarahan, Aksaray, Turkey (1230s AD), and this is where its name comes from.

I hand-make these patterns from scratch. I start in the library, looking at references and finding out about the analysis of patterns and how to draw them. I create a digital version of the drawing, and then laser-cut the patterns. A strenuous process of sanding surfaces and edges of each and every piece starts, and goes on until I get to the excellent smoothness and edges I’m after. I either use oils and waxes to finish the boards, or acrylic colour with a final coating to preserve the colour. Check out various products on my Etsy shop to get an idea of these different ways of finishing.

The colours I use also have their story and history. Have a look at the website to explore some options.

Finishing is one way for personalising the product. You can also ask for a “levelled” version, using wood pieces of different thickness. Again, check out the shop to get an idea.

I would be more than happy to work with you on designing a Mosaic Board that reflects your style and interests.

This is a hand-made product, made of wood. As a natural material, there will be variations in colours of pieces, and the tiny irregularities of any hand-made product. That’s part of it’s beauty.

All woods are sources from sustainable resources (covered by the Forestry Stewardship Council scheme).

Additional information

Finishing & Colouring

Colour & Oil & Wax, Oil & Wax, Sanded only (Unfinished)

Levelling

Flat, Levelled

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