Handicrafts

Marble Handicrafts

Handicrafts

These crafts is one of the most popular art forms from  the States of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The intricately designed marble  are an absolute delight. The marble inlay work is a speciality of India. The Taj Mahal in Agra,is a shining example of this kind of craft.

In other words,handicrafts such as vases,  painted animal forms,artifacts, lamps, paintings, and pen stands are famous all over the world for decorative purposes.

Available at  Delhi : Moha, Bharti Delhi Emporioum(Delhi),  Marble Art PalaceStone Art,  La Boutique, Indian Arts Corner,Gangotri ( U.P Govt. Emporium, Rajasthali,  Amar Colony,  Central Cottage Industries Emporium

Shop in Jaipur at:- Rajasthali(Jaipur)

Available at Bangalore:- State Cauvery Emporium, Central Cottage Industries, Kashmir Cottage Emporium

Available at Chennai:- Ranee’s, Central Cottage Industries

Origins

The origins of this crafting goes back to the period of the Mughal Empire (1526–1761) in India. During this period, craftsmen were imparted training in the crafting of marble. The Rajputana rulers appreciated this work of art and the state of Rajasthan became the heart of marble handicrafts.

Makrana Marble

Above all, the Makrana marble or the ‘milky white marble’ from Rajasthan is considered to be one of the finest qualities. It is a calcite stone and are water resistant. As a matter of fact, this white marble is mostly used in sculpture and building decor. It was used to build iconic monuments such as the Taj Mahal & the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.

The Making of  Marble Handicrafts

For example, skilled artisans are involved in the making of  handicrafts. Further, the stone is carved first either with hands or the help of machines. In addition, they are painted beautifully with fine brush strokes dipped in bright colours. Further, elephants in stunning colours are beautifully carved and are very popular.

Finally, some of them  are also embellished with the exquisite stone work. Kundan, gem stones or colourful glass stones help add a classy touch to these handicrafts.

 

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