What appears at first sight to be a fine tapestry is actually an elaborate marquetry picture drawn by hand, then crafted from a variety of woods of different colors. In this scene, every detail--every stripe, blade of grass, shadow, highlight, even the tigers’ pupils--is in fact carved from separate pieces of wood precisely cut and perfectly fitted. Marquetry is a specialized art form in Karnataka.

Bangalore, Southern Karnataka


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