Agra is best known for its intricate carving on soapstone. This craft was introduced, by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who brought professionals from Persia to train local artisans. Their most significant work is seen even today in the pietra dura of the Taj Mahal. The artisans use intricate techniques of lattice and inlay to make these beautiful artefacts. The stone carving work is done by skilled artisans who reside within the city of Agra. These are mostly in the form of small products such as jewellery boxes, vases and lamps. Designs are usually geometric (lattice) or floral. The inlay work, popularly recognized as the craft of the Taj Mahal, is customarily done on white marble. Locally known as Pacchikari, this inlay work designs use semi-precious stones to fill into the marble surface.
Craft: Agra Stone Craft
Dimensions in inches (L x W x H): 4″ x 4″ x 4″
Care: Clean with a wet cloth.
Shipping Policy: The product will be shipped within 10 days of the order placement. Return of the product is accepted only if the product is received in damaged condition. Please refer to the Return Policy.
Special Attention: Handcrafted, please allow for some minor variations.