Amongst various stone crafts marble is
one of the most cherished crafting stone. Marble crafts reached its
peak in the Mughal era in Medieval India after the construction of Taj
The intricacy in the marble carving, the marble inlay work and
colored and painted marble handicrafts and statues still make one skip
a beat. India has huge marble resources of all types of marbles.
Indian craftsmen carry ages of experience in the marble crafts and are
known for their skills.
The craftsmen still use the age-old tools. The geometric and floral
patterns adorn the marble. The designs are cut on a brass sheet,
traced on the ston and then chiseled. It is further decorated with
inlay and painting and polished to give a shining smooth finish.
Agra is the most famous center for marble carving. It specializes in
miniature Taj Carvings, trinket boxes, vases and lamps. Other
important centers are Vrindavan, Mathura. Cities of Rajasthan
including Jaipur, Udaipur and Bikaner are famous for intricate jali
work on marble.