Caucasian work, which is particularly highly
developed in Daghestan, is deeper and makes
partial use of niello. It has retained all the
characteristics of the original Seljuk art.
Sword and dagger scabbards, horse trappings,
buckles and other items made by the craftsmen
of this region have always been highly valued,
and many examples are to be seen in museums
today. A typical feature is decoration using
a mixture of gold and mercury, combined with
niello work on silver, so creating a gorgeous
contrast of gold, black and silver.
Bosnian engraving is easily distinguished from
that of other areas by the uniform depth of
the incisions and the simplicity of the motifs.
The most commonly found motifs are cypress trees,
ewers, jugs, ovals and rumi leaves.