Badia Design Inc. has a wide variety of beautiful Moroccan Mother of Pearl Furniture such as chairs, dressers, side tables, mirrors and many more. They are made in Morocco by our skilled artisans and then imported to the United States to our 32,000 square foot warehouse in Los Angeles.
What is Mother of Pearl?
According to Wikipedia.org, Nacre also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.
Nacre is found in some of the most ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusk shells is porcelaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence such as flame structure as is found in conch pearls.
The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Other mollusk families that have a nacreous inner shell layer include marine gastropods such as the Haliotidae, the Trochidae and the Turbinidae.