Handicrafts are a mirror of the cultural identity of the ethnic people who make it. Through the ages, handicrafts made in India like the Kashmiri woollen carpets, Zari embroidered fabrics, terracotta and ceramic products, silk fabrics etc. have maintained their exclusiveness. These crafts carry the magnetic appeal of the Indian culture that promises exclusivity, beauty, dignity and style. And this page is a small tribute from us to the craft heritage of India.
Friday, 15 January 2016
Handcrafted Marble Artifacts - Bring Home Royalty
Mention marble artifacts and the first thing that pops up in our mind is elegance with a touch of royalty, and rightly so. The superfine quality of this exquisite objet d’art with its intricate carvings surely adds lushness and luxury to our lifestyle.
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Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rocks. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.
Marble is spatially distributed across the globe with famous ones like Fausky in Norway, Carrara in Italy, Galala in Egypt, Makrana in India etc. As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste.
The Taj Mahal is entirely clad in marble.
The rich cultural heritage of handcrafted marble artifacts, honed through generations of family expertise, are found across India in the states of Rajasthan, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh. Makrana, a large town in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, is the main depository of marble and accounts for over 90% of total marble production in India. Makrana marbles are the oldest and best quality marbles that need no chemical reinforcement. This white marble is soft, easy to carve and has a relative resistance to shattering and has been prized for its use in sculptures since ancient times. The Makrana marble was used in construction of many famous buildings including Taj Mahal, The White House USA, Victoria Memorial of Kolkata, National Assembly of Pakistan.
Gold Embossed and Meenakari Marble Vase.
The hand carvings on high grade Makrana marbles combined with meenakari and kundan work bring the feel of royal Rajasthan to your home. They have also earned immense popularity in the global market. The exotic range of embossed and golden foil work designs on these handicrafts make them ideal gift for different celebrations and festivities. The unmatched beauty of these Makrana marble artifacts with strong aesthetic appeal is great for home and garden décor. The family oriented gifts such as table clock, pen and mobile holders, flower vase, utility containers and gemstone paintings hold great value for the receiver. They are also ideal for promotional corporate gifting.
Make every occasion memorable with these classic and everlasting handcrafted marble artifacts. These timeless gifts are splendid and have great merits too and will be greatly appreciated by your loved one. Enjoy the wide range of exquisite marble artifacts on CraftsMart.