Mother of pearl, awabi shell veneer, inlay. Small very thin slices of natural awabi shell (mother of pearl) veneer, suitable for inlay and restoration of papier mache boxes, trays, oriental screens, musical instruments, guitars etc. Often seen on Betteridge and Jennings items.
Very pretty with pink/green/cream iridescence for creative crafts. Not a white mother of pearl. Colours look different against dark or light backgrounds.
These are very thin, not laminated, not backed and easily cut with a very sharp scalpel. It’s best to make several light cuts for neat results
This is a stock photo and the pieces received will have minute variations. The pieces measure approximately 1 1/2 square inches. They are 0.1mm to 0.15mm thick approximately. There are four pieces.