Introduced to India during the regime of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan Inlay Art was very popular in architecture as well as in sculptures. White marble monuments incorporated with Inlay Artwork were also constructed. The most famous & well-known being the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal, constructed by thousands of skilled artisans, depicts the great art of inlay on a grand scale. The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and the finest example of the late style of Indian Islamic architecture. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan ordered it built in 1631 after the death of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The white marble exterior is inlaid with semiprecious stones arranged in Arabic inscriptions (designed by a local artist Amanat Khan, who was Shah Jahan's calligrapher), floral designs, and arabesques, and the salient features of the interior are accented with agate, jasper, and colored marbles. The building, which was completed between 1632 and 1638, was designed to reflect the gardens of Paradise to which the faithful ascend. The entire complex, with gardens, gateway structures, and mosque, was completed in 1648.
Inlays Art is still very popular in India allowing many artisans to earn their livelihood from this wonderful Art. Process of Marble Inlay Art. It is a closely protected traditional art and only a few expert exponents are available today. The delicate process involves cutting and engraving marble shapes manually. To start with, a predefined pattern e.
Floral design or geometrical design is engraved on the marble slab. Small pieces of semi precious stones are shaped and polished by means of an emery wheel to fit in these grooves precisely. These small pieces are then slipped in the grooves and are glued with white chemical made from oil, lead oxide and wax. Once the design is completely dry, the piece is polished with a mixture of sand, water and emery paper to give a shiny smooth finish.
The semiprecious stones inlaid are as follows. Lapis lazuli ---------- Blue stone.Mother of Pearl ---------- White shiny. Eblone Shell ---------- Colorful Shiny. We will offer the tracking no. Otherwise, we will reserve the right to re-list the item and the unpaid item report will be made correspondingly. The item should not be used. No alterations Must be Done to Item. Customers are required to provide full & accurate information at the time of order. There may be Colour variation due to difference in resolution of the photo & the actual colour.
Offer price is for per piece. So better communicate for faster resolution to any disputes. The item "49'' Table Top Floral Design Inlaid works Chess For Game Table coffee Table" is in sale since Friday, October 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Tables".
The seller is "rkhandicrafts" and is located in Agra, UTTAR PRADESH. This item can be shipped worldwide.