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Rajasthan Marble Handicrafts

Rajasthan well known as the land of Rajputs is famous for its art, sculpture, and craft. Rajasthani rulers paid great respect to artists might they be indulged in any form of art. Due to this reason, many art forms have their roots developed in Rajasthan. History proves that every art form which was introduced to the people of Rajasthan was paid great attention and was developed with intense care.
The traditional art form that is developed in Rajasthan is now given a touch of modern design, and an extraordinary sculpture or piece of art is manufactured. One such famous artwork is Marble Handicrafts of Rajasthan.
The marble handicraft work has been preserved in Rajasthan for many centuries, but in recent years only a few experts in this field are present. Before 250 years, King Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur invited the sculptors to his kingdom and asked them to make some best sculptures because he was shifting his working capital to Jaipur from Amer. During that period, it was believed that sculpture making was an art form expertised by Brahmins. Brahmins were known to be the descendants of Rishi Atri, and they were significantly involved in sculpturing due to the religious importance of sculptures of gods and goddesses.
Marble is the finest quality of stone which is known for its quality of soothing look to eyes. It is one of the most eye attracting objects across the globe. By carving it flawlessly, the sculptors created the best pieces of art. The marble used for sculpting is dug from the quarries in the radius of 100 km near Jaipur city. Makrana and Kishangarh towns are famous for their marble mines.
The quality of marble is certified by its density and whiteness. The marble which is less porous is particularly used for sculpting and is expensive too. The 2-D drawings of imagined design are carved on a boulder considering some margin of wastage. The sketch is then outlined on marbles using compass, scales, and pencil. The artists specialize such talent due to generations of heredity. Some artists can even directly start sculpting statues of Radha-Krishna, Lord Hanuman, and Lord Shiva on the marble directly. The extra material is removed from the marble by the process of chiseling and hammering.
With the combination of modern technologies, these days, there is hardly any piece of art left, which these artisans cannot create from marble. There are statues, fountains, pillars, idols, religious symbols, nature pieces, gazebos, modern work, design and show pieces, statues of various animals, flowers, temples, and Puja equipments are prepared from the various qualities of marbles. There are lots of colours of marbles also available on this wonderful piece of land. The white, yellow based white, brown, and green are the most common colors yet the charm of white marble is unparalleled.
To create a showpiece or any item from marble is not that easy. It is a much softer form of stone and hence one has to act with utmost care while carving the shape. It is due to skill of Rajasthan marble artists the art gained appreciation across the nation as well as in global arena. The marble hand painted crafts including small showpieces, clocks, vases are popular items to find here.
In the modern days doubtlessly the tools and techniques to create a marble piece have been changed, but the fundamentals are still same and hence even today the art, as well as the artists for this craft, have been in great demand. The marble is a natural stone and hence the beauty of the piece remains intact even after a number of years which is one of the prime reasons behind the demand for the same.

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