When marble inlay in Agra, city of Taj Mahal started gaining attention around the world during the 80s, there were a few staple products which adorned all of marble inlay stores in Agra. Decorative Marble Inlay Plates and Marble Inlay Trays were one of them. Now, more than 50 years later, they still hold strong as they fulfill only one purpose and that is of adding life to the décor of the room as a main display piece. Old is definitely gold!
These decorative plates with a personal engraving is the best gift. They come with delicate perforations similar to work seen on the enclosing of the cenotaphs in The Taj Mahal. They can be used as decorative pieces on the mantelpiece, can be hung on the walls, be used as practical charger/service plates, or as a catchall – It’s your choice.
Designs used in trays/plates: White Marble trays start from as small as 6×4 inches. Round Marble Inlay plates range from as small as 4 inches, all the way up to 20 inches and more. The designs can include a single rose or some flower, a peacock or Taj Mahal all the way up to a fully adorned floral pattern with birds and animals.
Pattern used in trays/plates: A particularly famous design on spotless white marble trays, is the landscape view of the Taj Mahal, complete with its fountains, plants and trees. Even the national bird of India, Peacock makes a steady appearance on it, whether by itself as a standalone or on either sides of the Taj, surrounding it in their embrace with flowers and branches around it. Asiatic Elephants and other native Indian birds make a steady appearance as well.
Ways to display trays/plates: These iconic display pieces have been around for long and are a staple décor item on any window sill, console, fireplace or display cabinet of anyone who has visited the Taj Mahal and decided to bring a piece of the Taj, home with them.
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