Handmade in India with Inlay Work, Pietra Dura Art by the Skilled Artisans who are descendants of those families who built the Taj Mahal. This table top has a polished finish. Simply Wipe the table with a Damp Cloth to keep it looking beautiful with minimal maintenance. Adds high-style to yours Dining Room, Living Room, Hallway, Balcony, Kitchen, Office, Patio, Lawn & Garden with this Elegant and Contemporary Table Top, which can be used as Coffee Table, Side Table, End Table, Patio Table, Restaurant & Bar Tables. If you are looking something customize, Let us know we will make for you as per your design, size & shape.
No two pieces are exactly alike, as the Gemstones used have different color, pattern & textures. "Inlay work" is one of the most attractive art that done from marble.
Same type of that adorns the Taj-Mahal and other Mughal monuments. 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 marble of different shades are cut delicately to fit in these grooves precisely. These small pieces are then slipped in the grooves. There are many varieties of colored stone available for utilization in marble inlay work: malachite.
Jasper, mother of pearl, abalone shell, lapis lazuli, agate, coral, turquoise and tiger eye to name just a few. The grooves are filled with their precisely corresponding shapes of colored stone and secured in place with a white putty made from oil, 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. Apart from marble, many other materials can also be used. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Tables".The seller is "kynacraft" and is located in this country: IN. This item can be shipped worldwide.