It was called pietra dura (pietra = stone, dura = hard). Of all the Moghol emperors, shah jahan was the greatest patron of architecture in India. For him, no amount of money or time was too much to create a lasting and eternal architectural beauty and through it, to be always recalled. It is in its buildings that one feels most obliged to make the connection between the Moghol art and the Pietra dura.
The mahal taj, the cenotaphs of the emperor and his wife, the ground floor and the marble balustrades surrounding it are very similar to the shape of the dura pietra. Process of the art of incrustation. "The work of incrustation" is one of the most attractive art made from marble. The same type adorns the mahal taj and other Moghol monuments. It is a traditional art closely protected and only a few experts are available today.The delicate process consists of manually cutting and engraving marble shapes. For starters, a predefined pattern, such as a floral pattern or a geometric pattern, is engraved on the marble slab. Small pieces of marble of different shades are delicately cut to fit precisely these grooves.
These small pieces are then slipped into the grooves. There are many varieties of coloured stones available for use in marble inlays: malachite, cornaline, jasper, mother-of-pearl, abalone shell, lapis-lazuli, agnat, coral, turquoise and tiger to name a few. The grooves are filled with their precisely corresponding colored stone shapes and fixed in place with a white mastic based on oil and wax. Once the drawing is completely dry, the piece is polished with a mixture of sand, water and emeri paper to give a smooth and shiny finish.In addition to marble, many other materials can also be used. If you are looking for something to customize, let us know that we will do for you according to your design, size and shape. There are not two identical pieces, because the precious stones used have different colours, patterns and textures.
· · · this table top has a polished finish. · · it is only table top and base / feet are not included. If you want base / feet we will get it customized wood / marble according to your needs.
History of the art of incrustation · process of the art of incrustation if you are looking for something to customize, let us know that we will do for you according to your design, size and shape. There are not two identical pieces, because the precious stones used. The item "76.2cm marble coffee table round top patio table with vintage art home decor" has been on sale since Saturday 3 April 2021. It is in the category "garden, terrace\garden furniture, terrace\tables".
The seller is "infinitycrafts" and is located in/in agra, uttar pradesh. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.