Inlaying or decoration of furniture, chests, boxes, and other objects with geometric designs, including small pieces of  colorful wood, camel bone and bronze.

The industry has long been practiced in the Orient and was adapted by the Greeks and Romans.

Inlaid (Khatam) , the art of decorating objects is similar to mosaic. In this art, regular and geometric shapes with various designs are engraved by placing small triangles next to each other.