Amongst various stone crafts, marble is one of the most cherished crafting stone. Agra, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, has been a centre for marble carving ever since the Taj Mahal was built. Infact, tiny replicas of the Tajare a huge hit with the foreigners who have Agra on the top of their places-to-visit-in-India. The craftsmen of this city particularly specialize in carving delicate jaalis - floral and geometrical. The intricacy of this lattice work speaks volumes about their dedication, patience and fine workmanship. It is so gorgeous that most certainly it will make you skip a beat! The carved Taj Mahal, coasters and plates are painted upon with poster colors. Colors are applied one at a time. Animals like elephants, camel, peacock are the most common ones to be painted. They are extensively decorated as well.
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