Hand Carved Inlaid Round Marble Coasters Set of 6 with a Holder
Material description - Marble, Lapis Lazuli stone, Semi-precious stones for inlay
Care description - Wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth
Production method - Inlay
Length - 4 inch
Breadth - 1 inch
Height - 4 inch
Weight - 0.6 kg
Values - Artisanal
Pack contents - Set of 6 Coasters with 1 Holder
Disclaimer - This product has been handcrafted from natural marble, one piece at a time. No two slabs of marble are alike due to the natural veining and spotting pattern of the material. The handmade process further lends exclusivity to this offering, making it unique
HOW IT'S MADE
These eye-arresting marble coasters feature the wonderful craft of inlay with multi-colored, semi-precious stones; crafted to perfection by artisans of Agra. Famous for the iconic Taj Mahal, this city has remained a hub for marble and stone carving for centuries. The most skilled architects, inlay craftsmen, calligraphers, stone-carvers and masons were called from all across India and lands as distant as Persia and Turkey to build the monument. These artisans passed on the skill to future generations within the family.
Today, some of these 14th and 15th generation artisans from Agra still carry the legacy of their forefathers, creating the finest inlay offerings ever seen! The delicate process of inlay involves cutting and engraving shapes manually into intricate patterns. The patterns are drawn on the surface and the design is engraved with a half-round chisel and hammer to a depth of 1 mm. Featured on these coasters are hand cut semi-precious stones of various colors and shapes to create a remarkable design on the marble surface, inspired by rich Mughal traditions.
All marble handicraft items are crafted by skilled craftsmen using simple tools by carving on high grade marble. Marble is also convenient to work with as when it is first quarried, it is relatively soft and easy to work, refine, and polish and as the finished marble ages, it becomes harder and more durable. The inlay work here is so fine that the patterns seem to have grown out of the marble because the incisions can barely be detected! While inlay covers a range of techniques, it is a skill that is highly specialized and requires a great deal of dexterity, precision and time.
Marble coasters are a luxurious and elegant accessory for any home or office. They are crafted from high-quality natural stone and have a unique and timeless appearance. Here are some features and benefits of marble coasters:
- Stunning Appearance: Marble coasters have a beautiful and luxurious appearance that can add elegance and sophistication to any table setting. The unique veining and color variations of each coaster make them a beautiful and eye-catching accessory for your decor.
- Durable Material: Marble is a strong and durable material that can withstand regular use and wear. The polished surface of marble coasters resists scratches and cracks, making them a long-lasting accessory for your home.
- Protection: Marble coasters are ideal for protecting your furniture from heat, moisture, and scratches. They can prevent stains and rings from forming on your table or desk, making them a practical and functional addition to your decor.
- Versatility: Marble coasters are suitable for use with both hot and cold drinks, and they can be used for any type of glass or cup. This versatility makes them a perfect accessory for any home or office.
- Easy to Clean: Marble coasters are easy to clean and maintain. They can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild soap, making them a practical accessory for regular use.
- Timeless and Classic: Marble coasters have a timeless and classic appearance that can complement any decor style. They are a sophisticated accessory that can add a touch of luxury to any table setting.
Overall, marble coasters are a luxurious and elegant accessory for any home or office. Their stunning appearance, durability, versatility, and practical benefits make them an excellent choice for protecting your furniture while also adding a touch of elegance to your decor. They are sure to impress guests and enhance the ambiance of any setting.