In parallel with the installation works of the metal pieces on the wooden structure, the installation works of the wooden engravings inside the new grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), have reached very advanced stages.
The decorative wooden patterns are installed to cover the columns and golden crowns of the silver knotworks from inside. There are 14 pieces, with two pieces for each knotworks, which were not present with such design and durability in the previous grid, as they were manufactured of wood using modern engraving methods by the most skilled artists of the factory's staff of the shrines and grids' manufacture belonging to the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, who did not spare no effort in order to complete this project in the best and the most beautiful way as befits the status of the owner of this holy sanctuary and the reputation and ability of the Iraqi talents.
The thickness of each decorative piece is of 4 cm, on a column with a basis of (30 x 110 cm), with a ramification on the top to form the mentioned golden crown. Its head is resting on the column's top and its basis is linked to the decorative band that surrounds the Quranic band (Frieze) by a width of 128 cm and height of 220. This crown is covering the golden crowns mounted on every piece of the grid's knotworks from inside. And every piece is centered by a wooden circle [Tura] with a diameter of 40 cm, on which was engraved: "Ya Qamar Bani Hashem", using Thuluth line by the calligrapher Ahmed Naji.
The Burmese teak was used in the manufacture of these pieces, white oak and seysam were used for the motifs, using manual and sometimes mechanical methods to form a whole harmonious piece of art in terms of the wood color and the motifs, taking into account the colors and inscriptions of the rest of the wooden parts of the surrounding bands.
No color or dye were used as it was relied only on the natural wood color, which was imported from world-class origins with high quality and characteristics. All these wood types were used according to the special proportions and measurements prepared in advance to accomplish this blessed work.
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