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Refaqua offers handmade Bath Bridges that perfectly complete the many bathtubs in our collection .

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Refaqua offers the style of a traditional hand crafted Turkish tray called the 'Tepsi'. In our case, the table is suspended across the middle of the bathtub over the water as a bridge, providing a luxurious surface to hold items that may be used during the ultimate bathing experience.

The Galata Bridge Collection offers the style of a traditional hand crafted Turkish tray called the 'Tepsi'. In our case, the table is suspended across the middle of the bathtub over the water as a bridge, providing a luxurious surface to hold items that may be used during the ultimate bathing experience.

Each bath bridge is completely hand carved from a solid piece of the finest red Mahogany or Iroko by our highly skilled wood artisans. The shape and form of the arch at each end of the bath bridge was inspired by the historical stone bridge, Stari Most Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina.

The top surface of the bridge can be hand crafted with a beautiful motif design. Our artisans create each motif design by skillfully inlaying natural materials into the bridge such as mother-of-pearl and exotic woods with masterful hand carving work done directly on the bridge to complete the work of art. Our artisans have created many motif designs for you to choose from or you can have the special opportunity to work with one of our artisans in creating your own custom motif design for your bath bridge.

Sizes

Motifs

Each Galata Bath Bridge can be created with a hand crafted motif design inlayed or hand carved on the top surface of the Mahogany. This is our exquisite collection of motif designs available for the top surface of your bath bridge. All of our designs are completely hand crafted with natural organic materials. Each motif has held a special cultural significance in different parts of the world throughout our history.

  • Motifs
  • Chintemani Wave Motif Category: III
    Craft: Inlaying work
    Material: red Padauk, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl with a brass bezel
  • Motifs
  • Chinte Bubbles Motif Category: II
    Craft: Inlaying work
    Material: red Padauk, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Mevlana Motif Category: II
    Craft: Inlaying work, Hand carving work
    Material: red Padauk, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Links of Infinity Motif Category: IV
    Craft: Inlaying work
    Material: red Padauk, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Nature's Blossom Motif Category: IV
    Craft: Inlaying work
    Material: red Padauk, Oak, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Starry Night Motif Category: II
    Craft: Inlaying work
    Material: red Padauk, Oak, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Chalice Well Motif Category: II
    Craft: Inlaying work and Hand Carving work
    Material: red Padauk, black Wenge, brass inlay, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Tulips Motif Category: II
    Craft: Inlaying work and Hand Carving work
    Material: red Padauk, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Inner Perfection Motif Category: III
    Craft: Inlaying work, Hand Carving work
    Material: red Padauk, black Wenge, Mother-of-Pearl
  • Motifs
  • Tree of Life Motif Category: III
    Craft: Inlaying work
    Material: brass, Mother-of-Pearl, black Wenge
  • Motifs
  • Clouds Motif Category: I
    Craft: Hand carving work
    Material: None
  • Motifs
  • Rumi Motif Category: I
    Craft: Hand carving work
    Material: None

Custom Motifs

Custom Motifs Chalice Well symbol is a custom design that was requested to be created on the top surface of a Byzantine Bath bridge. We will use this example to show the process that our artisans have taken to create this custom motif design. In creating a custom motif design, the artwork of your chosen motif design is supplied to our graphic artist whom will show you on the computer what the wood artisan will be able to hand craft on the bridge. Once the design process is completed, the wood artisan begins to create the custom work of art for you. These are the steps taken in the artistic development of the Chalice Well motif design.

Creation of the Chalice Well motif

Chalice Well Motif

Chalice Well Actual Photo

Chalice Well Actual Photo

Choices of material for Bath Bridge

Choices of material for bath bridge

Iroko wood is recommended as a material to create a Bath Bridge for its resilience to water and humidity

Example of parquetry border for motif design

Example of parquetry border for motif design

Choices of inlay material for your motif design

Choices of Inlay Material For Your Motif Design

Choices of Inlay Material For Your Motif Design

The artistry of our inlaying craftsmanship

Production

Each motif design is meticulously hand crafted by our highly skilled wood artisans on the top surface of the bath bridge. This is the creation of our original Chintemani Wave motif using mother-of-pearl wrapped with brass, red Padauk wood and black Wenge wood from Africa

Production

hand crafting the precise shape and form of each piece of mother-of-pearl and each piece of exotic wood that will be inlayed into the mahogany and using all those pieces to draw out the complete motif design on the surface of the mahogany bridge

Production

using the pencil drawings, the artisan carves out the shape of the motif design in the mahogany for the inlay material

Production

the materials are inlayed into the mahogany and the entire surface is brought to a flat smooth finish with a lacquered protective coating

Production

the finished Chintemani Wave motif design

Lead Time is 6-12 weeks, depending on the motif design