Marble Stone Art – Turtle
White marble stone carving art from India.
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This is a turtle figure hand carved from natural marble with inlay work of colored leaf and flower. Having etched work all over its body, this marble turtle is surely a piece of art. A classic piece of Indian home décor.
Dimension: 5″ long, 3″ wide, 2.5″ tall
Marble Art of India:
The art of sculpting marble along with inlay work arrived in India from Europe four hundred years ago. The Mughals were fascinated by the beauty of this art form and immediately set upon adapting it to their tastes. Rajasthan, western part of India is a well known state for its well developed marble products.
When you take a close look at the marble figurines, you will be amazed at the incredible detail and complexity of craftsmanship. They are hand sculpted with incredible detail and polished to give a shiny look. Each marble figurine created is a piece of art as unique as the spirit of its creators. Sculpting marble is a craft that has been passed on from generation to generation. Creating an inlay marble artwork is a long and extremely time consuming process for any skilled craftsmen.
To begin with, the artist starts by shaping the marble to the shape of the artwork. Slowly and carefully he then hand cuts the inlay design pattern into the marble. Using very fine instruments he then chisels the pattern into the depth needed. All marble inlay items are very popular mainly because of their aesthetic beauty and durability. They are very good for gift also. One cannot help but admire the intricacy of marble inlay work.
The reasons why Indian marble items are preferred across the world are because of its stain-proof quality and that they are washable with normal soap or detergent. Even if it is inlaid, cleaning it is no problem.
|5 × 3 × 2.5 in