Marble Stone Art – Good Luck Turtle
Unique hand carved marble turtle.
3 in stock
This unique hand carved marble turtle figurine is beautifully hand carved from solid natural marble and richly polished for a high gloss finish. Can be used as a paper weight on your living room center table or can just be a simple decorative piece. Baby turtle curved inside.
Dimension: 4″ long, 2.5″ wide, 2″ tall
Marble Art of India:
The art of sculpting marble along with inlay work arrived in India from Europe four hundred years ago. The Mughals were fascinated by the beauty of this art form and immediately set upon adapting it to their tastes. Rajasthan, western part of India is a well known state for its well developed marble products.
When you take a close look at the marble figurines, you will be amazed at the incredible detail and complexity of craftsmanship. They are hand sculpted with incredible detail and polished to give a shiny look. Each marble figurine created is a piece of art as unique as the spirit of its creators. Sculpting marble is a craft that has been passed on from generation to generation. Creating an inlay marble artwork is a long and extremely time consuming process for any skilled craftsmen.
To begin with, the artist starts by shaping the marble to the shape of the artwork. Slowly and carefully he then hand cuts the inlay design pattern into the marble. Using very fine instruments he then chisels the pattern into the depth needed. All marble inlay items are very popular mainly because of their aesthetic beauty and durability. They are very good for gift also. One cannot help but admire the intricacy of marble inlay work.
|Dimensions||4 × 2.5 × 2 in|