Indian maritime history begins during the 3rd millennium BCE when inhabitants of the Indus Valley initiated maritime trading contact with Mesopotamia. As trade between India and the Greco Roman world increased, spices became the main import from India to the Western world, bypassing silk and other commodities. This painting represents the establishment of the trading relationships outside Asia and symbolises the power and prosperity brought into the house.
There are 5 different groups and 12 shades of precious gemstones used to make this painting, and it takes up to 7 days to complete it. Meticulous attention to details and expertise of technique make this painting extremely realistic and vibrant.
Calcedony, Garnet, Black Onyx, Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst.