Saturday, July 10, 2004

Pierced Work

In metalwork, perforations created for decorative or functional effect or both; the French term for such work is ajour´┐Ż. Both hand-operated and mechanical tools such as saws, drills, chisels, and punches are used. The principal present-day exponents of this ancient technique are perhaps Asiatic Indian craftsmen. In European metalwork - apart from its functional and

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