Mysore 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 artefacts are manufactured in around the region of Mysore, these artefacts 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