Marble paintings originated in Rajasthan, India in the 16th century. As we all know, Rajasthan is the largest resource depositor having more than 400 mines, it does not depend on any other country for this stone. It has a wide variety of quality ranging from super fine quality to average quality. These days, marble paintings and other items are widely used by interior designers to decorate the interiors of the homes. Usually small miniature paintings are made in exotic marble pieces and such paintings usually make a perfect showpiece to decorate both your home and office. For painting purpose superior quality of this stone is picked usually in shades of white and cream. Very fine strokes of brushes on tiles and marble pieces makes them perfect decorative treasures. The theme which is chosen in these paintings clearly depicts the rich art and culture of India. The paintings have a unique combination of both traditional and contemporary styles. The immense perfection with which these paintings are made have made a evident place in national as well as international market.
There are beautiful marble paintings with inlay work, where inlay in done with precious stones and gems. Gold leaves are also used in the place where jewelry is painted to give it an enhanced look. Painting is not only done on marble sheets and tiles which can be framed and hanged on the wall, but it is also done on artifacts like, pots, plate, idols, candle stand, box, etc., basically, any item made in this stone. Beautiful round plates with fine artistic cuts and curves at the rims are used for painting. Indian deities and goddess are painted like – Radha Krishna, Ganesha, Parvati, Sai Baba and many more. Portraits of kings and queens like Shahjahan and other Mughal emperors are also painted. Animals and birds like elephant, peacock, owl, camel, etc. are painted in vivid and vibrant strokes on different articles like jewelry box, tiles and many more items.
Lovely images of the ladies who are wearing heavy ornaments and colorful dresses and men with twisted turban are painted which reflects the true Rajasthani culture. Exotic Surahi (a brass metal pitcher with a tall narrow neck) and Ambabari (a man sitting on ornamented elephant in palaki) are famous paintings done in marble by the dedicated artisans depicting the royal heritage of Rajasthan. Musical instruments like tabla, flute, harmonium, guitar and vintage cars are also drawn and painted using very fine strokes of brush taking care of the minutest of detail of the subject of the painting.
There are many handicraft suppliers which are truly consecrated in delivering authentic quality painted marble products to the national as well as the international market. The corporate gift manufacturer conveys the rich art and culture of Rajasthan to the people sitting across the borders through the fine paintings on marble products. The corporate gift companies in a way provide a strong support to the art and skills of the remotely based Rajasthani artists. Marble paintings make perfect showpieces to enhance the appeal of both the interiors and the exteriors.