Types of semi-precious stones inlaid
Single Piece Coaster
This single piece coaster is a perfect souvenir from India suited to your exotic taste. It is functional, beautiful and sure to be a conversation starter.
The coaster is inlaid with a stylised ceremonial Indian elephant. You will feel like royalty every time you see it and you are also helping the planet because it is made of all-natural marble and semi-precious stones.
So, add this absolutely unique piece to your coffee table and be ready for the compliments that follow from your family and guests.
Or gift it as a housewarming present that will charm the hosts. It can also be used just as simple decoration piece on the mantlepiece.
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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