Indian artisans have produced inlaid wooden furniture at all levels of sophistication from simple bone inlay to complex and exquisite inlays of ivory, rare woods and mother of pearl fit only for the wealth of a Maharajah.
Throughout northern India and Nepal you'll see variations on Jali carving. The term "Jali" comes from the Urdu word for "net" and describes a solid surface has been carved to form empty spaces in the surface.
Wood carving is an important decorative and cultural tradition in most parts of India. In the forested north, houses are wholly or partly built from timber and decorated with floral and geometric carving.