Wood Marquetry of Gujarat

Thin and long strips of ebony, ivory, red wood, bone, and tin are stuck together to make the designs of marquetry, called sadeli, which a speciality of Surat ? a city in Gujrat. This craft which was used to decorate the doors of palaces and mansions is now also used to beautify wooden articles, especially boxes. This art does not involve any carving or inlay work, but is more akin to the craft of appliqu? work.