pierced and clear cased rose murrine above by Sage 2013
Ancient Egyptian checker board Murrine below
face cane slices Egyptian
canes below are some from our own studio flame
this double strand of ancient Roman geometric cane beads is from Parapamiso in Venice Italy
Face Cane Roman Lady contemporary ,Sage 2001
Murrine are small slices of larger rods that are made either in the torch , kiln and furnace,The side section of the canes have the image of a picture,hence the name pictorial cane, they can also be geometric in nature, as in geometric cane murrine, ,Ancient Roman or Egyptian canes have been inspiring contemporary glass workers to continue this challenging pursuit.