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Moarragh or Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer into a context to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Moarragh or Inlaying on wood is a long-term Iranian craft and art which is much older than the other branches of woodcrafts such as Khatam-Kari (Incrustation work), Monabat-Kari (Fretwork), Wood Turning, Wood finishing, Basketry and straw weaving. According to the existing proofs and evidences, the original land of Moarragh has been India but it was imported to Iran many years ago and Iranian craftsmen and artists completed and developed it. Moarragh which first was a combination of wood and metal was evolved by Iranian Moarragh-makers. Instead of one kind of wood which constituted the original ground of the handmade works, Iranian craftsmen used the different kind of woods and colors.