Indian Mother of Pearl Inlay Mirrors

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A subtle way to introduce a glimmer of iridescent ornamentation into a room, the mother of pearl mirrors work beautifully as stand alone pieces and melt seamlessly into your home décor. To create an Indian theme in a room, couple an inlay mirror with a mother of pearl chest of drawers, wardrobe or dressing table. For those considering a larger mother of pearl inlay furniture item, a Rajasthani mirror above a mantlepiece or in a hallway gives you the perfect opportunity to reflect on how well the inlay colour of your choice suits your interior décor.

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Mother of Pearl Inlay

Black Mother of Pearl Bird Mirror

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Mother of Pearl Inlay

Pink Mother of Pearl Bird Mirror

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What Are Indian Mother of Pearl Inlay Mirrors?

A stunning way to frame your reflection and add a touch of glamour and sophistication to a living room, bedroom or hallway. These mirrors are carved and cut from Indian rosewood and ornamented using the fine detail of nacre patterns in an inlay technique that is as old as the palaces shimmering in the ‘Land of Kings’ where they are made.

Solidly hand crafted with substantially thick hardwood and fashioned with sturdy woodworking joints, the frame is built for strength and enduring quality.

The artisans of Rajasthan, where these mirrors are made, learn their crafts from their forefathers, where this form of Indian art is endemic to the cultural heritage of the region and there are academy schools to train skilled workers and turn them into master craftsmen. The skill required to manufacture one of these mother of pearl inlay mirrors is such that it needs to please the Royal clientèle, who still commission the artisans today. This means the quality of the carpentry is as cultivated as the physical attractiveness of the decorative ornament.

Can I Order a Bespoke Mother of Pearl Inlay Mirror?

The same artists producing masterpieces of decorative art for Royalty present fresh new designs to us at Iris Furnishings, along with their traditional hallmark pieces and we are delighted to offer a wealth of choice to our customers. Compare the beauty of the floral patterns to the modernity of geometric shapes and choose between a simple square or oblong frame, or the more ornate scalloped edged or bird headed mirrors making an ornamental feature with their symmetrical artistry.

The choice doesn’t end with what you see in our collection and we are happy to offer a no costs bespoke mirror making service, for those special requirements. So please do take your time to peruse the different patterns, colours, borders and mirror shapes. Let us know your preferences, send us the measurements and we can answer you directly with the cost and the estimated wait time. Your inlay mirror will be hand made in Rajasthan and delivered to your door when it has reached our shores.

How Can Our Mother of Pearl Mirrors be Fairly Traded as well as Ethically Made?

In the long years we have invested in our love of bringing Indian inlay furniture to International shores, we have developed strong connections with the artisan makers and their suppliers, visiting their workshops on a regular basis and assuring ourselves of not only the high quality of all materials, but the ethical resourcing of everything that goes into one of our Indian mother of pearl inlay mirrors and this applies to all our furniture. Everything is made from sustainably harvested sheesham or mango wood that comes often from small plantations and is sold through auction and in accordance with strict policies which adhere to the reforestation laws that support India’s ecological agenda. The trees are replanted and a favourite resource for furniture manufacturing thanks to their amazing qualities, including their ability to last through all kinds of climatic fluctuations and resist all kinds of deterioration. Mango trees that no longer fruit are a favourite wood crop for small farmers and give a tough, enduring wood of high quality and dependable structural integrity.

The various handicraft techniques used in the creation of mother of pearl inlay furniture are specific to the local regions of Rajasthan, where locally developed styles in crafts maintain their authenticity as the art is encouraged to flourish in the area. Where Royalty would have been the main patrons for these handicrafts in the past, an international clientele that takes an increasingly appreciative interest in deocrative, ornamented Indian furniture is supporting a thriving local economy and helping to protect the cultural integrity that ensures the craft methodologies and principles remain intact, resulting in finely made authentic Indian furniture of the very highest quality, prospering the communities in which it is made. We dedicate ourselves to maintaining the business practises that honour the artisans, the country and the culture from which the furniture we love so much originates and are glad to be able to sustain these practises, which ensure everyone thrives while these arts continues to flourish.

How do I look after Mother of Pearl Inlay Mirrors?

These mirrors require very little care or maintenance. They are not finished with veneers, which tarnish over time and can alter the appearance of the natural materials with which they’re made. It is best to avoid harsh chemicals and if any cleaning care is necessary, use a damp cloth with warm water. These mirrors are remarkably resilient, made with strength, beauty and longevity at the very heart of the carpentry and artistry techniques developed over the centuries and these principles are faithfully adhered to. The decorative ornament on the surface is expertly constructed and with care you should have a piece of furniture to last you and your loved ones generations. However for those minor accidents, we are able to restore mother of pearl furniture. If for any reason you damage your Indian mirror, at Iris Furnishing we apply decades of experience to the restoration and repair of the inlay. In the rare eventuality you should require our restoration services, we can let you know how we can help.

Customer Reviews

Very happy customers! Bought a 7 drawer inlay chest of drawers. It's stunning and service and staff fantastic! Will buy again.
Sarah Lisette
Sarah Lisette
10:10 15 Sep 18
Beautiful objects from India. Much care goes into the making and sourcing of all their goods. Easy access. Friendly staff.
Great Service. Found these guys online and went to the shop and found some beautiful pieces.
Ciaran Clarke
Ciaran Clarke
10:33 10 Sep 18
When I originally started to look for some Indian inspired furniture for our house, I was halfway over to Lahore before I found the koh-i-noor of a company that is Iris Furnishing. The fact that this is a UK based company which ships in from India had me enraptured, and then when visiting their site I almost exploded with wide eyed happiness. The White Metal Embossed Sideboard we purchased is magically constructed, a frequent point of discussion for any guests and is a beautiful enhancement to all rooms. The service we received from the chaps who ran the company was top class, and I only wished I was at home when they delivered, to thank them personally. Do yourself a favour and buy something from Iris, it would turn your house into a Mahal.
DexterFletcher272
DexterFletcher272
11:06 15 Jan 18
I've had an impresive experience with Iris Furnishing. Just today I received my big custom order, A very large dresser and two large night tables. They are white with mother pearl and I am so happy and thankful, they are very attractive and unique pieces.Iris Furnishing shipped my order from their store to Madrid, Spain where I reside. So I didnt have to pay import taxes, a big bonus!. I love the hand made inlay pieces. I am actually thinking what else could I order...Thanks Iris Furniture you provide wonderful handcraft products and a great service. :-)
Silvia Herreros
Silvia Herreros
01:16 19 Sep 17
Ordered two bedside chests from here and they arrived today and I am absolutely over the moon with them - they are so gorgeous and they look amazing in my bedroom. Charley was really helpful with the order and the delivery - thank you so much Charley for making the process so easy. I am one super happy customer!! 😊
Rosie Evans
Rosie Evans
18:40 24 Sep 15