Types of semi-precious stones inlaid
This flower shaped marble bowl can be used in multiple ways. It can be the eye catching piece at the centre of your coffee table. The catchall at the entrance of a foyer or a place to put your jewellery and nickknacks at your bedside table. It is carved out of a single block of marble and inlaid with multiple semi-precious stones that shimmer in dim light.
As an additional bonus, if you add a light underneath it, it will allow the light to pass through spreading a warm glow in the room.
So, add this absolutely unique piece to your home and be ready for the compliments that follow from your family and guests.
Or gift it as a classy housewarming present that will charm the hosts.
How it’s made:
The semi-precious stones are sourced from all over the world, cut in precise patterns and then inlaid by hand into the marble surface. This handicraft artform is called Parchinkari and is found only in the city of Agra, India. It is inspired partly by the Italian artform of Pietra-Dura (stone inlaid in stone). It has strong ties to the Taj Mahal in India where this art is depicted in copious amounts on the main gate and especially on the cenotaphs of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
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