The great Indian ruler, Tipu Sultan was a patron of the exquisite Rosewood Inlay craft. Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), is a dark, rich wood native to the Indian deciduous forests. In Mysore, the wood is inset with bone to produce intricate inlay work of the highest quality. The traditional motifs depict the splendour of the Mysore landscape, rife with elephants and coconut trees. The concentric circles and detailed geometric patterns make this craft a perfect blend of old world charm, infused with modern aesthetic.