pokerwork


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Related to pokerwork: pyrography, Wood burning

pokerwork

1. the art of decorating wood or leather by burning a design with a heated metal point; pyrography
2. artefacts decorated in this way
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In the 1950s paint was often used in combination with pokerwork, especially on large shields.
The art of pyrography used to be known as pokerwork for the reason that a red hot poker from the fireplace was used to mark the leather or timber.
In the Western Desert, the greater accessibility of metal wood-burning and -carving tools in the late nineteenth century led to the production of new items for sale, including carved wooden animals decorated with pokerwork (Brokensha 1975; Isaacs 1992).