Gallery–Screen Pattern Series Boxes

These cylindrical boxes have rose engine patterns on top and inside the lids and patterns of shallow holes, or dimples on the sides. In houses of traditional Arabian architecture in cities such as Cairo, Egypt, the street level windows were screened with wooden screens, often made of small turned spindles. These allowed air into the interior space but protected the inhabitants inside (in particular, the women due to modesty imparted by Muslim tradition) from being seen by anyone outside. These screens were called Meshrebeeyeh (various spellings), and the designs of the openings created geometric patterns when viewed from a distance. The patterns on the bodies of these boxes were inspired by the lattice-like designs of this architectural motif. I've also experimented with producing a matte background surface on the bodies of these boxes by making a fine finishing cut with the machinist's lathe set on powered feed, and leaving the surface as cut by the tool, that is, without sanding. The thumbnail index is arranged in succession from top to bottom on the leftmost column, and from right to left for the remainder, beginning at top right. The captions are uniquely numbered for each piece. There is a contact form to follow up on price and availability of any pieces of interest.