Wholesale Pietra Dura Art 6x4” White Marble Jewelry Box in Bulk - Hand-Carved Rectangle-Shaped Jewelry Box/Trinket Box/Storage Box Designed with Floral Motifs in Pietra Dura Art - Decorative Handmade Boxes from India
|Art/Theme||Pietra Dura, Stone Art|
|Outer Dimension||Length||6 inches|
|Weight||0.71 Kg / 1.56 lbs|
Buy Wholesale in Bulk
Designed with floral motifs in inlay art on the hinged top cover; this box is handcrafted by the artisans of India in soapstone. Adorned on the dresser; this box not only secures your personal belongings such as rings, bracelets and anklets but also adds to the décor.
- Highly intricate and lengthy, the art of stone-inlaying is inspired from Pietra-Dura work done in the Taj Mahal.
To make this craft, stone slivers are first shaped into stems, petals, and leaves using a manually operated emery wheel. Simultaneously, marble surface is shallow carved that is just enough to embed the stones. Prior to chiselling, marble surface is coated with red earth. This makes the engraved lines stand out thus, making it easier for the artisan to carve and inlay the piece with accuracy. The grooves are then filled with white cement that melts on heating. The marble surface is heated and the stones are laid in. Finally the surface is buffed and polished.
This art is precious because it takes almost 40 small pieces to make a single flower to perfection and it takes few weeks to complete an intricate piece.