Damascus glass is a combination of one or more colors of glass canes. The canes are picked up on the surface of the glass and manipulated and folded many times. This creates a distinct pattern on the surface of the glass. Every piece produced is unique. The patterns can be similar but never identical. The term Damascus generally refers to a type of steel blade. The blade is made using a process of folding and hammering the material, much like the manipulating and folding of the glass. This results in beautiful swords and knives.
This patterned in metal has been in existence for over 2000 years and originated in the Middle East. Historically the pattern displayed is referred to as "King Tut".
In Medieval times metal smiths forged Damascus swords and knives with great skill. These items were greatly admired for their beauty. Their owners believed the strange whorls and ripples lent them to have mystical powers.
Today Virginia and Tony bring you Damascus Glass Friendship Balls resulting in this fascinating ripple like pattern of unique beauty to grace and charm your home or collection. Your ball with come in a white gift box with an information card and an artist card.
These balls are signed V. Wilson or V. Wilson Toccalino