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Uttar Pradesh, Marble, | AUTHENTIC CRAFT. CREATED IN INDIA.

Marble Chess with Board

Marble Chess with Board
Marble Chess with Board
Marble Chess with Board
Marble Chess with Board
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Uttar Pradesh, Marble, | AUTHENTIC CRAFT. CREATED IN INDIA.

Marble Chess with Board

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Skillfully handcrafted by the artisans of Uttar Pradesh, this chessboard is made of wood and marble. These beautiful marble pieces have been carefully hand cut and engraved by these extremely talented artisans. This chess set comes in dimensions of 6x6x1.5 inches. Stone carving is done in stone of intermediate hardness. Soapstone is the preferred material available in various shades: grey, pink and yellow. This craft is believed to have been introduced here in the 17th century by Persian artisans brought by the Mughal emperor. The Jali or Jaali is a fine filigree of marble, carved to appear as stone lattices with delicate and intricate floral and geometrical patterns.

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Marble Chess with Board

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Product Details

  • Material : Marble
  • Craft : Marble Craft
  • State : Uttar Pradesh
  • Colour : Black and White
  • Measurements :  Length - 6" x Width - 6" x Height - 1.5"
  • Product weight : 250 grams
  • Special Attention : Handcrafted Village Craft. Please Allow For Minor Crafting Defects.
  • Shipping Info : Dispatched in a maximum of 21 business days. Returns accepted within 12 days of delivery.
  • UOM : Set

Marble Craft

Crafting beautiful artifacts and items of utility from Marble has been a skill coming down the centuries, the greatest evidence of which is stunningly visible in the Taj Mahal and other Mughal monuments of the time as well as at the Jain temples in the north and western parts of India. Of these, marble inlay craft is one of the oldest forms of craft from Uttar Pradesh. First a predefined pattern, like a floral or geometrical design is engraved on the marble slab. After this, small pieces of marble of different shades are cut delicately to precisely fit and are slipped into these grooves. Apart from marble, other stones are also used to adorn the marble inlay spaces. The origins of Inlay work can be traced back to Italy around the end of the 16th century. The craft known as "Pietra Dura" translates to 'hard' (dura) and 'stone' (pietra). This beautiful craft found its way to the resplendent Mughal courts of the Emperors in faraway India.

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