Well, the results from the India experiement are in. I could not be more happy with the craftsmanship. The inlay is really beautiful and the furniture well-made.
We did learn a few lessons, though. Lesson number one. India does not understand packaging quite like China does...
Everything came in damaged and had be restored with clamps and glue.
Lesson number two. In India, 'dark brown' might mean 'orange'.
So, I had a toner put on these benches.
Other than that...we're good.