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A B C – Gateway of India Inlay

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The gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India the monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George v and Queen Mary at Apollo bunder on their visit to India in 1911.

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The gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India the monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George v and Queen Mary at Apollo bunder on their visit to India in 1911. built in indo-saracenic style, the foundation stone for the gateway of India was laid on 31/March/1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 metres (85 feet) high. The final design of George wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The gateway was later used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for viceroys and the new governors of Bombay. It served to allow entry and access to India rosewood inlay covers a range of techniques used by artisans in around the area of Mysore in sculpture and the decorative for inserting pieces of contrasting, often coloured materials like ivory shells, mother-of-pearl, horn and sandalwood into depressions in a rosewood object to form ornament or pictures that normally are flush with the matrix. These artifacts are manufactured in around the region of Mysore; these artifacts have been awarded geographical indication tag from the government of India in 2005 due to its historic representation as an artefact depicting the region and the design and style used by the local artisans. This makes a unique traditional gift that anyone will love.

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Weight 450 g
Dimensions 11 × .5 × 11 cm
Materials

Rosewood

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