Subject: Rajasthani Marble Plate Artwork
Paint Material: Opaque watercolors & Glass gemstones
Base Material: Marble (unframed)
Size: 9 in. round (23 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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Showcase your love for unique objects by putting this striking decorative marble plate artifact in your living room. Crafted on marble this artwork depicts the Hindu God Rama, along with his wife Sita, surrounded by floral motifs in vivid colors and intricate detail.
This artwork is done by skilled craftsmen in and around the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. The techniques, which started with the Mughals in medieval India, has been passed down over generations to modern times.
The artwork is drawn on clean marble surface with pencil. Motifs usually consist of flowers, petals and leaves, animals, portraits etc. Most drawings are freehand, with some help from rulers and other tools. The motifs are embossed by brush application of a mixture of village sand and glue. Once dry, pencil lines are erased and a coat of yellow paint mixed with varnish is applied to designs. Imitation gemstones and colored glass, called “Nagina” are stuck to motifs and enhance the beautiful artwork with added glitter. Craftsmen incorporate miniature paintings into their work to add interest to the craft. A final coat of varnish seals all the elements together and protects them from scratches.
Extremely aesthetic and very durable, this jewel like work on marble in its true magnificence, will provide a very royal demeanor to your decor. Buy it now.
Note: This artwork comes with a shipping/storage box and a wooden stand.