Intarsia – curly images or patterns of various wooden plates embedded in the same wooden surface. Translated from the Italian word meaning "inlay", Intarsia - a kind of inlays on furniture and other wooden objects. When trendsetter was France, the French began to use a synonym intarsia – the word marquetry. Intarsia first appeared in ancient Egypt. High level it had reached in ancient Greece and Rome. Greek sarcophagi made of cypress, cedar and yew, decorated complex ornaments of boxwood, maple, ironwood, Kizis.