Straw marquetry craftswoman
Valerie Colas Franc

France

Maker’s story
“Gaining knowledge is the first step to wisdom. Sharing it is the first step to humanity.”

Valerie renowned straw marquetry artisan craftsmanship excels in Art Deco interior design. This know- how puts it at the service of innovations, creations in jewellery and accessories, playing with metal, ivory, zing, stone and others. Her dream. Introducing straw marquetry in “Haute couture”. She might be the first.

THE PROCESS

Rye straw is the straw used which is cultivated and harvested old style in Burgundy France. To mimic the varying shades of wood veneer, the straw are dried, dyed, opened and then flattened in the workshop. Due to his natural silica polish, it makes the straw impermeable and resistant.

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