What is the meaning of the furniture term Chop Inlay?

Chop inlay is a technique used in furniture making where pieces of wood are incised or carved into the surface of another material, such as metal or stone, to create a decorative pattern or design. This technique is often used in traditional Indian and Middle Eastern furniture, where intricate geometric or floral motifs are meticulously hand-carved into the surface of the furniture. The resulting design is often highlighted with contrasting colors or materials, creating a visually stunning and intricate piece of furniture. Primitive form of inlaying by fitting pieces into a solid surface.
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