Delphine Robins is self-taught in straw marquetry and one of only 120 skilled practitioners in the world

Lustre and beauty of a delicate art IT IS a craft that can trace its origins back to the 17th century, and became a foundation of one of the most famous movements in the history of modern art. But the expertise needed to master straw marquetry is now practised by a dwindling number of crafts…

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Delphine is very happy to be one of 120 artists clutching at straws

Meet ‘a woman of straw’ – in the best possible way. Delphine Robins is one of 120 people around the world skilled at marquetry. The French-born artisan works in an attic workroom stocked full of rye and makes everything from trays and panels to jewellery boxes and bookcases from the resilient reeds. Straw marquetry appeared…

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