There are many narratives about inventors and innovators of Khatam between the accomplices and artists, but what is noteworthy is that it is not clear who has invented the first installment. The Persian Encyclopedia has read: "It is not known the beginning of this art, and what is said about it is associated with legend. Some professors still believe that the art of completing the miracle of Abraham is a prophet. "
Egyptian craftsmen have adopted this method like many other arts and other things of the Copts. Several pieces and slabs with wood and bone mosaics have been found at Sinai near Cairo in the early Islamic period, and most of them are in the Cairo Islamic Museum or the Museum Berlin is one of the finest examples of this industry in the metropolitan area.