Lepakshi Handicrafts brings you Marble crafts that are sourced from Jaipur. These culture-rich crafts are created and perfected by the artisans over generations. Lot of floral designs and geometric patterns involving very elaborate and intricate work are engraved on the marble stones. Marble is a metamorphic rock derived from limestone, composed mostly of calcite.
Marble is formed when the limestone is transformed by heat and pressure after being overlain by other materials. The marble inlaying process is quite laborious and requires lot of effort and perfection in the work. This makes this craft beautiful and unique. Marble sculpture is the art of creating three-dimensional forms from marble. Sculpture is one among the oldest forms of arts done using marble.
Marble can also be highly polished, making it ideal for decorative work. Compared to the next best alternative stone, limestone, marble possesses a much finer grain, which makes it much easier for the sculptor to render minute detail. Marble is also more weather resistant than other decorative stones. The art of carving on stone and wood has been in practice from times immemorial. Stone carving art is the foundation for sculptures that have been a part of our culture and traditions from a very long time.
The stones to be carved are chosen carefully and the skilled artisan community in India are quite adept at this art, which has been carried over from decades among these communities. The focus of the theme in stone carvings is not merely physical attributes, but it also indicates higher spiritual values of life. The translucency of marble sculpture provides a visual depth beyond its surface and this evokes a certain realism that is absent in other stone sculptures. It is relatively soft and is easy to work, refine, and polish.
This amazing marble Swan serving bowl, made with Marble that has been finely painted is a testimony to the skill of India’s experienced artisans. The sculpting art of Marble, which vary in size, are awe-inspiring and hence, stone sculpting is a school of art, where the art is mastered with highest precision and discipline by those who share an interest to learn this amazing art.