Marble Stonework of Rajasthan

Marble Stonework of Rajasthan


Rajasthan is known as the land of marble. Makrana in Nagaur district is the main centre for marble. This marble is used mainly for making domestic wares. The white marble is called sange malmal because of its pure white look. The other colours of marble are rose, salmon pink, light green, gold, saffron, and lemon. The marble from this centre is said to be the marble with which the Taj Mahal has been built. Kishori is a village near Alwar which is engaged in the craft of making large size traditional deities in marble. The statues are highly ornamented. Jaipur is the main centre for making products from marble. The religious images made here are found in temples all over the country. Tea and dinner sets, bowls with glasses, and table ware all also crafted here. The marble items, especially the table ware, are further embellished with minakari or enamelling. Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Sirohi, Udaipur, and Nathdwara are also important centres for the craft.

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