Mother of Pearl door

This pair of doors in their frame are decorated with small plaques of mother-of-pearl cut into various shapes. Metal pins hold the plaques in place. The overall ensemble is dazzling and impressive.The original setting of the doors is not known, but it must have been a building of some stature. The doors were produced in Gujarat, a region which specialised in high-quality furniture decorated with mother-of-pearl since the early 16th century.