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From Agra, a city known for the Taj Mahal, comes a brand that specializes in intricate inlay work on beautiful, glistening marble
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Hand cut marble inlay table top with semi precious stones
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This gorgeous marble offering has been handcrafted by artisans from Agra, a city known for the architectural marble wonder, the Taj Mahal. Featuring stunning inlay work done with colored semi-precious stones, this tabletop decorative is artistry at its best. Marble inlay is a closely protected art form of North India, done only by a few skilled hands. The delicate process involves cutting and engraving intricate designs by hand and embedding the grooves with carefully cut stones. White marble is sourced from Makrana in Rajasthan, the marble mecca of India known for its wealth of superior quality stones. Once the inlay work has been completed, the offering is polished with a stone bar, giving it a shine that lasts decades. Inlay work on delicate precious stones began in the workshops of Florence in Italy around the end of the 16th century. This was known as Pietra Dura, which means hard (dura) stone (pietra). Indian emperor Shah Jahan, the greatest patron of arts in general and architecture in particular was floored by this craft and build the Taj Mahal as a tribute to his wife, a colosseum that showcases the beautiful confluence of Mughal art and Italian pietra dura
Product specifications
Material description
Marble, semi-precious stones likes Lapis, malachite etc
Care description
Wipe clean with damp cloth
Production method
Inlay
Style type
Tabletop Decoratives
Feature 1
A common feature in decorative furniture and items, pieces of wood, precious metals and even diamonds are used to create various patterns using various matrices including clearcoats and varnishes. Marble is first cut into the required size and grinded by hand to get the desired look. The pieces are then intricately inlaid with semi-precious stones. They are then polished and finished with food safe lacquer
Feature 2
Marble is first cut into the required size and grinded by hand to get the desired look. The pieces are then intricately inlaid with semi-precious stones. They are then polished and finished with food safe lacquer
Length
5 inch
Breadth
5 inch
Height
0.8 inch
Values
Artisanal
Pack contents
1 tabletop decorative
Item id
10101318250

Awards & Certifications

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH)
To promote, support, protect, maintain and increase the export of handicrafts
Sedex, 2023
Continuous improvement of ethical performance within supply chain